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p-Dichlorobenzene

Penn State Univ.

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.

 

167

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND340ND
2013ND280ND
2014ND140ND
2015ND350ND
2016ND270ND
2017ND290ND

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
2012-01-112A11054ND
2012-01-112A11055ND
2012-01-112A11054ND
2012-02-162B16056ND
2012-02-162B16062ND
2012-02-162B16056ND
2012-03-152C15113ND
2012-03-152C15114ND
2012-03-152C15113ND
2012-04-102D10034ND
2012-04-102D10032ND
2012-04-102D10034ND
2012-05-162E16047ND
2012-05-162E16052ND
2012-06-132F13082ND
2012-06-132F13085ND
2012-07-182G18164ND
2012-07-182G18165ND
2012-07-182G18164ND
2012-08-142H14056ND
2012-08-142H14056ND
2012-08-142H14056ND
2012-09-132I14008ND
2012-09-132I14008ND
2012-09-132I14008ND
2012-10-102J11011ND
2012-10-102J11013ND
2012-10-102J11011ND
2012-11-142K14103ND
2012-11-142K14103ND
2012-11-142K14103ND
2012-12-122L12132ND
2012-12-122L12141ND
2012-12-122L12132ND
2013-01-163A16080ND
2013-01-163A16077ND
2013-02-133B13070ND
2013-02-133B13069ND
2013-03-143C14062ND
2013-03-143C14067ND
2013-04-163D16078ND
2013-04-163D16079ND
2013-05-143E14110ND
2013-05-143E14111ND
2013-06-193F19020ND
2013-06-193F19038ND
2013-06-283F28065ND
2013-07-163G16031ND
2013-07-163G16034ND
2013-08-143H14065ND
2013-08-143H14088ND
2013-09-183I18061ND
2013-09-183I18062ND
2013-09-183I18061ND
2013-10-163J16032ND
2013-10-163J16040ND
2013-10-163J16032ND
2013-11-193K19048-06ND
2013-11-193K19040-06ND
2013-12-123L12046-07ND
2013-12-123L12104-06ND
2013-12-123L12046-06ND
2014-01-234A23025-07ND
2014-01-234A23033-06ND
2014-01-234A23025-06ND
2014-02-204B20042-07ND
2014-02-204B20041-07ND
2014-02-204B20042-06ND
2014-03-114C11016-07ND
2014-03-114C11027-07ND
2014-03-114C11016-06ND
2014-04-094D09031-01ND
2014-04-094D09036-01ND
2014-04-094D09037-01ND
2014-06-114F11107-05ND
2014-06-114F11107-04ND
2015-01-2113561227ND
2015-01-2113561265ND
2015-01-2113561228ND
2015-02-1713561311ND
2015-02-1713561286ND
2015-02-1713561312ND
2015-03-1713561353ND
2015-03-1713561354ND
2015-03-1813561391ND
2015-04-2813561417ND
2015-04-2813561416ND
2015-05-2013561479ND
2015-05-2013561454ND
2015-05-2013561480ND
2015-06-1713561542ND
2015-06-1713561517ND
2015-06-1713561543ND
2015-07-1413561584ND
2015-07-1413561622ND
2015-07-1413561585ND
2015-08-1213561669ND
2015-08-1213561643ND
2015-08-1213561668ND
2015-09-1613561731ND
2015-09-1613561706ND
2015-09-1613561732ND
2015-10-1513561773ND
2015-10-1513561811ND
2015-10-1513561774ND
2015-11-1113561178ND
2015-11-1113561154ND
2015-11-1113561202ND
2015-12-1013681466ND
2015-12-1013681507ND
2015-12-1013681467ND
2016-01-2613801546ND
2016-01-2613801498ND
2016-01-2613801522ND
2016-02-2313917091ND
2016-02-2313917060ND
2016-02-2313917092ND
2016-03-1614032219ND
2016-03-1614032196ND
2016-03-1614032173ND
2016-04-2014163577ND
2016-04-2014163546ND
2016-04-2014163578ND
2016-05-1814312885ND
2016-05-1814312926ND
2016-05-1814312886ND
2016-06-2114471210ND
2016-06-2114471252ND
2016-06-2114471211ND
2016-07-1914636452ND
2016-07-1914636419ND
2016-07-1914636453ND
2016-08-2314804526ND
2016-08-2314804476ND
2016-08-2314804501ND
2016-09-2814975868ND
2016-09-2814975910ND
2016-09-2814975869ND
2017-01-1715573224ND
2017-01-1715573225ND
2017-01-1815573191ND
2017-02-2315709637ND
2017-02-2315709638ND
2017-03-1315850529ND
2017-03-2315850696ND
2017-03-2815850824ND
2017-04-1816001567ND
2017-04-1816001568ND
2017-06-2816321140ND
2017-07-1216473283ND
2017-07-1216473331ND
2017-07-1216473332ND
2017-07-1216473333ND
2017-07-1216473334ND
2017-07-1216473335ND
2017-07-1216473336ND
2017-08-0316629358ND
2017-09-2016787329ND
2017-10-3116937421ND
2017-11-2617077248ND
2017-11-2617077249ND
2017-11-2617077250ND
2017-11-2617077251ND
2017-11-2617077252ND
2017-11-2617077253ND
2017-11-3017077360ND
2017-12-1917217468ND