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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Rolling Ridge Estates

Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate is used in PVC plastic, plastic wrap and other consumer products. It is released as a pollutant from industrial sources and sewage treatment plants. In studies of laboratory animals, di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate can harm fetal development.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
20150.143 ppb41ND - 0.570 ppb
2016ND30ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 200 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 200 ppb for di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate 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 harm to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 400 ppb

The legal limit for di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-0812031201-SOCND
2012-08-03JH1205309-SOCND
2015-08-19JH1505521-SOCND
2015-11-04JH1507438-SOC0.570 ppb
2015-12-03JH1508218-SOCND
2015-12-03JH1508219-SOCND
2016-08-04JH1606586-SOCND
2016-08-04JH1606587-SOCND
2016-08-04JH1606588-SOCND
2017-08-04JH1705793-SOCND