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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

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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.

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND60ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND30ND

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
2012-01-091200380-SOCND
2012-04-021204587-SOC/RESAND
2012-07-091210462-SOC/RESAND
2012-12-031219429-SOC/RESAND
2013-01-071300259-001-SOCND
2013-04-011304251-SOCND
2013-07-081310187-SOCND
2013-10-151317017-001-SOCND
2014-01-131400485-SOCND
2014-04-141404907-SOCND
2014-07-1514071329-SOCND
2014-10-141416804-SOC/PARTND
2015-01-121500412-001-SOCND
2015-04-131504726-PHTHALATND
2015-05-111506281-01-SOCND
2015-05-111506282-001-SOCND
2015-07-131510251-PHTHALATND
2015-10-131516218-001-SOCND
2016-01-111600468-001-SOCND
2016-01-111600454-001-SOCND
2016-01-111600465-001-SOCND
2017-08-211713558-001-SOCND
2017-08-211713601-001-SOCND
2017-08-211713600-001-SOCND