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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dimethyl phthalate

City of Angleton

Dimethyl phthalate is an additive used in plastics and other consumer products. As a group, phthalates are associated with hormone disruption. Read More.

Phthalates are synthetic chemicals that are added to hard plastics to make them soft and malleable. Phthalates can be found in everyday consumer products such as carpets, paints, glues, wall coverings, tablecloths, furniture upholstery, shower curtains, garden hoses, toys, shoes, automobile upholstery, food packaging and medical products. Exposure to phthalates has been linked to respiratory health problems, asthma and allergies in infants and children, and changes in reproductive system development in baby boys. The National Toxicology Program classifies a commonly used phthalate, called di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate or DEHP, as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen."

 

15

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND30ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-03AB76892ND
2012-01-03AB76891ND
2012-04-03AB85871ND
2012-07-09AB94723ND
2013-01-29AC09037ND
2013-01-29AC09038ND
2014-02-25AC44579ND
2014-02-25AC44576ND
2015-01-15AC76582ND
2015-01-15AC76579ND
2016-01-20AD19059ND
2016-01-20AD19065ND
2017-01-12AD64880ND
2017-01-12AD64879ND
2017-03-28AD77287ND