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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Xylenes (total)

Emmaus Borough Public Water

Xylenes are solvents used in industrial and consumer products, such as cleaning agents and paint thinners. Xylenes cause nervous system damage and may harm developing fetuses.

 

120

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND200ND
2013ND200ND
2014ND200ND
2015ND200ND
2016ND200ND
2017ND200ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1,800 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1,800 ppb for xylenes 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 the brain and nervous system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10,000 ppb

The legal limit for xylenes, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against harm to the brain and nervous system due to xylene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-16120007141ND
2012-02-16120007142ND
2012-02-16120007143ND
2012-02-16120007144ND
2012-02-16120007138ND
2012-02-16120007139ND
2012-02-16120007140ND
2012-02-16120007137ND
2012-05-15120019152ND
2012-05-15120019149ND
2012-05-15120019150ND
2012-05-15120019148ND
2012-08-06120032374ND
2012-08-06120032371ND
2012-08-06120032372ND
2012-08-06120032370ND
2012-11-13120047634ND
2012-11-13120047631ND
2012-11-13120047632ND
2012-11-13120047630ND
2013-02-21130008326ND
2013-02-21130008327ND
2013-02-21130008328ND
2013-02-21130008329ND
2013-02-21130008323ND
2013-02-21130008324ND
2013-02-21130008325ND
2013-02-21130008322ND
2013-05-20130020737ND
2013-05-20130020734ND
2013-05-20130020735ND
2013-05-20130020733ND
2013-08-22130037438ND
2013-08-22130037435ND
2013-08-22130037436ND
2013-08-22130037434ND
2013-11-26130052992ND
2013-11-26130052989ND
2013-11-26130052990ND
2013-11-26130052988ND
2014-02-26140008220ND
2014-02-26140008221ND
2014-02-26140008222ND
2014-02-26140008223ND
2014-02-26140008217ND
2014-02-26140008218ND
2014-02-26140008219ND
2014-02-26140008216ND
2014-05-27140021794ND
2014-05-27140021791ND
2014-05-27140021792ND
2014-05-27140021790ND
2014-08-28140038937ND
2014-08-28140038934ND
2014-08-28140038935ND
2014-08-28140038933ND
2014-11-25140053580ND
2014-11-25140053577ND
2014-11-25140053578ND
2014-11-25140053576ND
2015-02-2412434978ND
2015-02-2412435000ND
2015-02-2412435021ND
2015-02-2412435042ND
2015-02-2412434912ND
2015-02-2412434933ND
2015-02-2412434955ND
2015-02-2412434891ND
2015-05-2712788704ND
2015-05-2712788674ND
2015-05-2712788696ND
2015-05-2712788653ND
2015-08-2613301786ND
2015-08-2613301740ND
2015-08-2613301761ND
2015-08-2613301719ND
2015-11-2313548708ND
2015-11-2313548572ND
2015-11-2313548595ND
2015-11-2313548551ND
2016-03-0714020488ND
2016-03-0714020510ND
2016-03-0714020531ND
2016-03-0714020552ND
2016-03-0714020421ND
2016-03-0714020442ND
2016-03-0714020463ND
2016-03-0714020400ND
2016-05-2414296583ND
2016-05-2414296559ND
2016-05-2414618849ND
2016-05-2414296538ND
2016-08-3014785493ND
2016-08-3014785436ND
2016-08-3014785463ND
2016-08-3014785425ND
2016-11-1715267406ND
2016-11-1715267382ND
2016-11-1715267392ND
2016-11-1715267342ND
2017-03-0715836015ND
2017-03-0715836020ND
2017-03-0715836021ND
2017-03-0715836022ND
2017-03-0715836016ND
2017-03-0715836017ND
2017-03-0715836018ND
2017-03-0715836019ND
2017-05-2416142575ND
2017-05-2416142576ND
2017-05-2416142577ND
2017-05-2416142578ND
2017-08-3116612290ND
2017-08-3116612291ND
2017-08-3116612292ND
2017-08-3116612293ND
2017-11-0917345742ND
2017-11-0917345743ND
2017-11-0917345744ND
2017-11-0917345745ND