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Toluene

Warminster Municipal Authority

Toluene is a volatile solvent that harms the nervous and immune systems, damages the liver and may increase the risk of miscarriage and birth defects. Read More.

Toluene is a petroleum-derived chemical found in gasoline and used as a solvent in paints, adhesives and cleaning supplies. Toluene is highly neurotoxic. Exposure can cause fatigue and nausea, and may lead to nervous system disorders.

 

99

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20100.736 ppb1716ND - 1.10 ppb
20110.0600 ppb172ND - 0.520 ppb
2012ND170ND
2013ND170ND
2014ND180ND
2015ND130ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 150 ppb

The health guideline of 150 ppb for toluene 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.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 1,000 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)1,000 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2010-01-1398267810050.860 ppb
2010-01-1398267810040.690 ppb
2010-01-1398267810071.10 ppb
2010-01-1398267810120.790 ppb
2010-01-1398267810140.910 ppb
2010-01-1398267810030.550 ppb
2010-01-1398267810110.640 ppb
2010-01-1398267810060.590 ppb
2010-01-1398267810081.10 ppb
2010-01-1398267810021.000 ppb
2010-01-1398267810010.540 ppb
2010-01-1398267810160.690 ppb
2010-01-1398267810100.830 ppb
2010-01-1398267810150.790 ppb
2010-01-1398267810130.640 ppb
2010-01-1398267810090.800 ppb
2010-05-049843070001ND
2011-01-039883745012ND
2011-01-039883745008ND
2011-01-039883745009ND
2011-01-039883745007ND
2011-01-039883745013ND
2011-01-039883745011ND
2011-01-039883745005ND
2011-01-039883745006ND
2011-01-0398837450030.500 ppb
2011-01-039883745001ND
2011-01-039883745015ND
2011-01-039883745004ND
2011-01-039883745017ND
2011-01-039883745010ND
2011-01-039883745014ND
2011-01-039883745002ND
2011-01-2098864970010.520 ppb
2012-01-109946692009ND
2012-01-109946692015ND
2012-01-109946692007ND
2012-01-109946692014ND
2012-01-109946692012ND
2012-01-109946692004ND
2012-01-109946692013ND
2012-01-109946692011ND
2012-01-109946692010ND
2012-01-109946692008ND
2012-01-109946692003ND
2012-01-109946692001ND
2012-01-109946692002ND
2012-01-109946692006ND
2012-01-109946692005ND
2012-02-099951720001ND
2012-02-099951719001ND
2013-01-031006062016ND
2013-01-031006062001ND
2013-01-031006062015ND
2013-01-031006062004ND
2013-01-031006062006ND
2013-01-031006062017ND
2013-01-031006062002ND
2013-01-031006062003ND
2013-01-031006062005ND
2013-01-031006062014ND
2013-01-031006062012ND
2013-01-031006062008ND
2013-01-031006062009ND
2013-01-031006062013ND
2013-01-031006062011ND
2013-01-031006062007ND
2013-01-031006062010ND
2014-01-071066362002ND
2014-01-071066362010ND
2014-01-071066362016ND
2014-01-071066362009ND
2014-01-071066362003ND
2014-01-071066362017ND
2014-01-071066362013ND
2014-01-071066362015ND
2014-01-071066362006ND
2014-01-071066362004ND
2014-01-071066362007ND
2014-01-071066362012ND
2014-01-071066362005ND
2014-01-071066362011ND
2014-01-071066362014ND
2014-01-071066362001ND
2014-01-171068194001ND
2014-01-271069260001ND
2015-01-0512160918ND
2015-01-0812273810ND
2015-01-0812273684ND
2015-01-0812273789ND
2015-01-0812273768ND
2015-01-0812273747ND
2015-01-0812273726ND
2015-01-0812273705ND
2015-01-0812273663ND
2015-01-0812273642ND
2015-01-0812273621ND
2015-01-0812273600ND
2015-01-0812273831ND