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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

North Penn Water Authority

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.

 

62

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
20130.600 ppb110.600 ppb
2014ND240ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND280ND

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
2012-04-0212040263ND
2013-04-0113040239-010.600 ppb
2014-04-2214040589-01ND
2014-04-2214030715-01ND
2014-04-2214040590-01ND
2014-04-2214030714-01ND
2014-04-2214030712-01ND
2014-04-2814040582-01ND
2014-04-2914030718-01ND
2014-04-2914040579-01ND
2014-04-2914030716-01ND
2014-04-2914030719-01ND
2014-05-1914041348-01ND
2014-06-0914060594-01ND
2014-07-071425949ND
2014-07-071425953ND
2014-07-071425942ND
2014-07-071425943ND
2014-07-071425946ND
2014-07-211427976ND
2014-07-211427975ND
2014-08-041431083ND
2014-08-2514082296-01ND
2014-08-2514082295-01ND
2014-08-2514082298-01ND
2014-08-2514082297-01ND
2015-04-0612750101ND
2015-04-0612633584ND
2015-07-0213013247ND
2015-12-0913633927ND
2016-04-0414102804ND
2016-09-1914908633ND
2016-12-2715372292ND
2016-12-2715372309ND
2017-01-1115656079ND
2017-04-0515937031ND
2017-04-0515936995ND
2017-04-0515936960ND
2017-04-0515937066ND
2017-04-0515937138ND
2017-04-0515937173ND
2017-04-0515937102ND
2017-04-1915937953ND
2017-04-1915938025ND
2017-04-1915937989ND
2017-04-1915937917ND
2017-04-1915937845ND
2017-04-1915937881ND
2017-07-1216414054ND
2017-07-1216413877ND
2017-07-1216414018ND
2017-07-1216413947ND
2017-07-1216413912ND
2017-07-1216414090ND
2017-07-1216413983ND
2017-07-1716414125ND
2017-07-1716414197ND
2017-07-1716414161ND
2017-07-1716414233ND
2017-07-1716414269ND
2017-07-1716414305ND
2017-10-0916880752ND