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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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o-Dichlorobenzene

Emmaus Borough Public Water

o-Dichlorobenzene is used as a chemical intermediate for making agricultural herbicides. It is toxic to the liver, kidneys and the nervous system, and causes cancer in animal studies.

 

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 600 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 600 ppb for o-dichlorobenzene 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) 600 ppb

The legal limit for o-dichlorobenzene, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1970s.

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
2015-02-2412434962ND
2015-02-2412434984ND
2015-02-2412435005ND
2015-02-2412435026ND
2015-02-2412434896ND
2015-02-2412434917ND
2015-02-2412434939ND
2015-02-2412434875ND
2015-05-2712788706ND
2015-05-2712788658ND
2015-05-2712788680ND
2015-05-2712788637ND
2015-08-2613301770ND
2015-08-2613301724ND
2015-08-2613301745ND
2015-08-2613301705ND
2015-11-2313548692ND
2015-11-2313548556ND
2015-11-2313548579ND
2015-11-2313548535ND
2016-03-0714020472ND
2016-03-0714020494ND
2016-03-0714020515ND
2016-03-0714020536ND
2016-03-0714020405ND
2016-03-0714020426ND
2016-03-0714020447ND
2016-03-0714020385ND
2016-05-2414296593ND
2016-05-2414296573ND
2016-05-2414618835ND
2016-05-2414296536ND
2016-08-3014785490ND
2016-08-3014785445ND
2016-08-3014785472ND
2016-08-3014785415ND
2016-11-1715267416ND
2016-11-1715267370ND
2016-11-1715267402ND
2016-11-1715267359ND
2017-03-0715836031ND
2017-03-0715836036ND
2017-03-0715836037ND
2017-03-0715836038ND
2017-03-0715836032ND
2017-03-0715836033ND
2017-03-0715836034ND
2017-03-0715836035ND
2017-05-2416142583ND
2017-05-2416142584ND
2017-05-2416142585ND
2017-05-2416142586ND
2017-08-3116612298ND
2017-08-3116612299ND
2017-08-3116612300ND
2017-08-3116612301ND
2017-11-0917345750ND
2017-11-0917345751ND
2017-11-0917345752ND
2017-11-0917345753ND