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p-Dichlorobenzene

Emmaus Borough Public Water

p-Dichlorobenzene is a carcinogenic insecticide used in mothballs, and added to deodorant blocks made for trash cans and toilets. Long-term exposure can cause liver damage and kidney problems.

 

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 6 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 6 ppb for p-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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 75 ppb

The legal limit for p-dichlorobenzene, established in 1987, was based on toxicity studies conducted in laboratory animals in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to p-dichlorobenzene 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
2015-02-2412434965ND
2015-02-2412434987ND
2015-02-2412435008ND
2015-02-2412435029ND
2015-02-2412434899ND
2015-02-2412434920ND
2015-02-2412434942ND
2015-02-2412434878ND
2015-05-2712788707ND
2015-05-2712788661ND
2015-05-2712788683ND
2015-05-2712788640ND
2015-08-2613301773ND
2015-08-2613301727ND
2015-08-2613301748ND
2015-08-2613301706ND
2015-11-2313548695ND
2015-11-2313548559ND
2015-11-2313548582ND
2015-11-2313548538ND
2016-03-0714020475ND
2016-03-0714020497ND
2016-03-0714020518ND
2016-03-0714020539ND
2016-03-0714020408ND
2016-03-0714020429ND
2016-03-0714020450ND
2016-03-0714020387ND
2016-05-2414296596ND
2016-05-2414296564ND
2016-05-2414618838ND
2016-05-2414296551ND
2016-08-3014785477ND
2016-08-3014785448ND
2016-08-3014785454ND
2016-08-3014785414ND
2016-11-1715267422ND
2016-11-1715267373ND
2016-11-1715267390ND
2016-11-1715267361ND
2017-03-0715836039ND
2017-03-0715836044ND
2017-03-0715836045ND
2017-03-0715836046ND
2017-03-0715836040ND
2017-03-0715836041ND
2017-03-0715836042ND
2017-03-0715836043ND
2017-05-2416142587ND
2017-05-2416142588ND
2017-05-2416142589ND
2017-05-2416142590ND
2017-08-3116612302ND
2017-08-3116612303ND
2017-08-3116612304ND
2017-08-3116612305ND
2017-11-0917345754ND
2017-11-0917345755ND
2017-11-0917345756ND
2017-11-0917345757ND