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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Toluene

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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.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

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

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 150 ppb

The EWG 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.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 1,000 ppb

The legal limit for toluene, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-25PUMPHOUSE#1ND
2012-03-25PUMPHOUSE#2ND
2012-03-25PUMPHOUSE#3ND
2013-06-2813021872-01ND
2013-06-2813021872-02ND
2013-11-1313101923-01ND
2014-03-1614031948-01ND
2014-03-1614031949-01ND
2014-03-1614031947-01ND
2015-06-2412874126ND
2015-06-2412874192ND
2015-06-2412874159ND
2016-09-1914898567ND
2016-09-1914898592ND
2016-09-1914898617ND
2017-04-0715928109ND
2017-04-0715928130ND
2017-12-0117154033ND