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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Toluene

North Penn Water 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.

 

306

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND370ND
2013ND520ND
20140.0449 ppb511ND - 2.29 ppb
2015ND470ND
2016ND600ND
2017ND590ND

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
2012-01-1812011268ND
2012-01-1812011268ND
2012-01-1812011268ND
2012-05-0720121667ND
2012-05-0720121668ND
2012-05-0720121669ND
2012-05-0720121670ND
2012-05-0720121671ND
2012-05-0720121672ND
2012-06-0620122029ND
2012-06-0620122027ND
2012-06-0620122028ND
2012-06-0620122026ND
2012-07-1120122428ND
2012-07-1120122429ND
2012-08-0120122665ND
2012-08-0120122660ND
2012-08-0120122661ND
2012-08-0120122662ND
2012-08-0120122664ND
2012-08-0120122663ND
2012-09-1920123305ND
2012-09-1920123302ND
2012-09-1920123303ND
2012-09-1920123306ND
2012-09-1920123304ND
2012-10-1720123691ND
2012-10-1720123692ND
2012-10-1720123693ND
2012-11-2620124016ND
2012-11-2620124017ND
2012-11-2620124018ND
2012-11-2620124019ND
2012-12-1220124345ND
2012-12-1220124342ND
2012-12-1220124343ND
2012-12-1220124344ND
2013-01-1620130197ND
2013-01-1620130198ND
2013-01-1620130199ND
2013-02-0620130465ND
2013-02-0620130466ND
2013-02-0620130467ND
2013-02-0620130468ND
2013-04-1720131328ND
2013-04-1720131323ND
2013-04-1720131324ND
2013-04-1720131326ND
2013-04-1720131325ND
2013-04-1720131327ND
2013-05-1520131666ND
2013-05-1520131667ND
2013-05-1520131668ND
2013-05-1520131669ND
2013-05-1520131670ND
2013-05-1520131671ND
2013-06-0520131984ND
2013-06-0520131979ND
2013-06-0520131980ND
2013-06-0520131982ND
2013-06-0520131983ND
2013-06-0520131981ND
2013-07-1020132442ND
2013-07-1020132443ND
2013-07-1020132444ND
2013-08-1920133017ND
2013-08-1920133018ND
2013-08-1920133014ND
2013-08-1920133015ND
2013-08-1920133016ND
2013-08-1920133019ND
2013-09-1820133416ND
2013-09-1820133417ND
2013-09-1820133418ND
2013-09-1820133419ND
2013-09-1820133420ND
2013-10-1620133724ND
2013-10-1620133725ND
2013-10-1620133727ND
2013-10-1620133726ND
2013-11-1120134022ND
2013-11-1120134023ND
2013-11-1120134024ND
2013-11-1120134025ND
2013-12-1120134387ND
2013-12-1120134388ND
2013-12-1120134390ND
2013-12-1120134391ND
2013-12-1120134389ND
2014-01-2020140222ND
2014-01-2020140223ND
2014-01-2020140224ND
2014-01-2020140225ND
2014-02-1220140545ND
2014-02-1220140546ND
2014-02-1220140542ND
2014-02-1220140543ND
2014-02-1220140544ND
2014-02-1220140547ND
2014-03-0520140816ND
2014-03-0520140817ND
2014-03-0520140818ND
2014-03-0520140819ND
2014-03-0520140820ND
2014-04-0220141122ND
2014-04-0220141123ND
2014-04-0220141125ND
2014-04-0220141124ND
2014-05-1920141698ND
2014-05-1920141699ND
2014-05-1920141700ND
2014-05-19201417012.29 ppb
2014-06-0420141932ND
2014-06-0420141933ND
2014-06-0420141935ND
2014-06-0420141936ND
2014-06-0420141934ND
2014-07-1620142445ND
2014-07-1620142446ND
2014-07-1620142447ND
2014-08-1820142827ND
2014-08-1820142828ND
2014-08-1820142824ND
2014-08-1820142825ND
2014-08-1820142826ND
2014-08-1820142829ND
2014-09-0820143077ND
2014-09-0820143078ND
2014-09-0820143079ND
2014-09-0820143080ND
2014-09-0820143081ND
2014-11-1014110622-001ND
2014-11-1014110622-002ND
2014-11-1014110622-003ND
2014-11-1014110622-004ND
2014-12-0820144185ND
2014-12-0820144186ND
2014-12-0820144188ND
2014-12-0820144189ND
2014-12-0820144187ND
2015-01-1912287165ND
2015-01-1912287186ND
2015-01-1912287207ND
2015-01-1912287228ND
2015-02-0912402112ND
2015-02-0912402133ND
2015-02-0912402049ND
2015-02-0912402070ND
2015-02-0912402091ND
2015-02-0912402154ND
2015-04-2012633470ND
2015-04-2012633491ND
2015-04-2012633533ND
2015-04-2012633512ND
2015-06-1512882984ND
2015-07-1313013079ND
2015-07-1313013105ND
2015-07-1313013131ND
2015-07-1313013157ND
2015-07-1313013183ND
2015-08-1713135680ND
2015-08-1713135701ND
2015-08-1713135743ND
2015-08-1713135764ND
2015-08-1713135722ND
2015-08-1713135785ND
2015-09-1413264722ND
2015-09-1413264748ND
2015-09-1413264774ND
2015-10-0513389226ND
2015-10-0513389247ND
2015-10-0513389289ND
2015-10-0513389268ND
2015-11-1113514217ND
2015-11-1113514154ND
2015-11-1113514175ND
2015-11-1113514196ND
2015-11-1113514238ND
2015-12-0213633358ND
2015-12-0213633384ND
2015-12-0213633410ND
2015-12-0213633436ND
2015-12-0213633462ND
2015-12-0213633488ND
2015-12-0913633514ND
2015-12-0913633314ND
2015-12-1413633335ND
2016-01-1813753177ND
2016-01-1813753198ND
2016-01-1813753219ND
2016-01-1813753240ND
2016-02-1713870714ND
2016-02-1713870735ND
2016-02-1713870651ND
2016-02-1713870672ND
2016-02-1713870693ND
2016-02-1713870756ND
2016-03-0213986065ND
2016-03-0213986091ND
2016-03-0213986117ND
2016-03-0213986143ND
2016-03-0213986169ND
2016-04-1814102982ND
2016-04-1814103003ND
2016-04-1814103045ND
2016-04-1814103024ND
2016-05-1614250817ND
2016-05-1614250838ND
2016-05-1614250859ND
2016-05-1614250880ND
2016-06-0614405902ND
2016-06-0614405929ND
2016-06-0614405983ND
2016-06-0614406010ND
2016-06-0614405956ND
2016-07-1814569963ND
2016-07-1814569984ND
2016-07-1814570005ND
2016-07-1814570026ND
2016-08-0114735683ND
2016-08-0114735704ND
2016-08-0114735620ND
2016-08-0114735641ND
2016-08-0114735662ND
2016-08-0114735725ND
2016-08-2314907964ND
2016-09-0714908091ND
2016-09-0714908118ND
2016-09-0714908145ND
2016-09-0714908172ND
2016-09-0714908199ND
2016-10-2415075740ND
2016-10-2415075761ND
2016-10-2415075803ND
2016-10-2415075782ND
2016-11-1415226177ND
2016-11-1415226093ND
2016-11-1415226114ND
2016-11-1415226219ND
2016-11-1415226135ND
2016-11-1415226198ND
2016-11-1415226156ND
2016-12-0515372202ND
2016-12-0515372223ND
2016-12-0515372244ND
2016-12-0515372265ND
2016-12-0515372286ND
2017-01-2315517791ND
2017-01-2315517812ND
2017-01-2315517833ND
2017-01-2315517854ND
2017-02-2215655950ND
2017-02-2315656034ND
2017-02-2315656055ND
2017-02-2315655971ND
2017-02-2315655992ND
2017-02-2315656013ND
2017-02-2315656076ND
2017-03-2215796096ND
2017-03-2215796123ND
2017-03-2215796150ND
2017-03-2215796177ND
2017-03-2215796204ND
2017-04-1715937488ND
2017-04-1715937509ND
2017-04-1715937551ND
2017-04-1715937530ND
2017-05-1516094583ND
2017-05-1516094604ND
2017-05-1516094667ND
2017-05-1516094625ND
2017-05-1516094646ND
2017-07-0516413124ND
2017-07-0516413145ND
2017-07-0516413166ND
2017-07-1716413721ND
2017-07-1716413742ND
2017-07-1716413763ND
2017-07-1716413784ND
2017-08-0216566181ND
2017-08-0216566202ND
2017-08-0216566076ND
2017-08-0216566097ND
2017-08-0216566160ND
2017-08-0216566118ND
2017-08-0216566139ND
2017-09-1116726761ND
2017-09-1116726788ND
2017-09-1116726815ND
2017-09-1116726842ND
2017-09-1116726869ND
2017-10-1616880092ND
2017-10-1616880113ND
2017-10-1616880155ND
2017-10-1616880134ND
2017-11-0117023348ND
2017-11-0117023369ND
2017-11-0117023432ND
2017-11-0117023390ND
2017-11-0117023411ND
2017-12-0417161970ND
2017-12-0417161991ND
2017-12-0417162033ND
2017-12-0417162054ND
2017-12-0417162012ND
2017-12-0417162075ND