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p-Dichlorobenzene

Glen Gardner 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.

 

13

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
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
2012-07-10L4200772-1ND
2012-07-10L4200776-1ND
2012-10-05L4321652-1ND
2013-01-07L4421037-1ND
2013-04-01L4524173-1ND
2013-08-12L4639133-1ND
2013-10-21L4761557-1ND
2014-01-07L4860998-1ND
2014-08-08L5104876-1ND
2015-09-08L5640210-1ND
2015-09-08L5640212-1ND
2016-07-21L6317663-1ND
2017-08-03L6857830-1ND