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p-Dichlorobenzene

Upper Deerfield Township Water Department

p-Dichlorobenzene is a carcinogenic insecticide used in mothballs, and added to deodorant blocks made for trash cans and toilets. Long-term exposure can cause liver damage and kidney problems.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND50ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 6 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 6 ppb for p-dichlorobenzene was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 75 ppb

The legal limit for p-dichlorobenzene, established in 1987, was based on toxicity studies conducted in laboratory animals in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to p-dichlorobenzene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-06L4001338-3ND
2012-01-06L3683515-3ND
2012-04-02L1698797-1ND
2012-07-06L4236183-1ND
2012-10-05L4352808-1ND
2013-01-08L4454427-1ND
2013-04-05L4525944-6ND
2013-07-05L4676986-3ND
2013-10-21L4804875-1ND
2014-01-10L4861550-5ND
2014-04-04L4974892-8ND
2014-07-11L5101806-5ND
2014-10-03L5240148-11ND
2015-01-02L5356702-11ND
2015-01-02L5356702-7ND
2015-04-01L5489208-5ND
2015-07-10L5637566-3ND
2015-10-02L5808077-6ND
2016-01-08L5953980-3ND
2017-04-04L6718683-3ND