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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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o-Dichlorobenzene

Village of Surfside Beach

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.

 

19

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

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

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
2012-01-24AB78690ND
2012-01-24AB78696ND
2012-05-02AB88737ND
2012-07-30AB96593ND
2013-03-12AC13099ND
2013-03-12AC13103ND
2013-08-19AC28195ND
2014-01-13AC38553ND
2014-01-13AC38555ND
2014-05-14AC54162ND
2015-02-04AC79249ND
2015-02-04AC79247ND
2015-02-04AC79259ND
2016-01-12AD17628ND
2016-01-12AD17630ND
2016-01-12AD17624ND
2017-02-23AD71747ND
2017-02-23AD71741ND
2017-05-18AD84905ND