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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Wellborn SUD

Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate is used in PVC plastic, plastic wrap and other consumer products. It is released as a pollutant from industrial sources and sewage treatment plants. In studies of laboratory animals, di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate can harm fetal development.

 

26

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND30ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND60ND
2017ND50ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 200 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 200 ppb for di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate 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) 400 ppb

The legal limit for di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-01AB79955ND
2012-02-01AB79956ND
2012-06-18AB93099ND
2012-06-18AB93098ND
2012-09-12AC00856ND
2013-02-061302228005ND
2013-12-12Q1317624019ND
2013-12-12Q1317624021ND
2014-02-13AC42895ND
2014-05-12AC53845ND
2014-09-10AC66622ND
2015-03-24AC85937ND
2015-03-24AC85936ND
2015-03-24AC85938ND
2015-03-24AC85935ND
2016-03-09AD28036ND
2016-03-09AD28049ND
2016-03-09AD28047ND
2016-06-14AD40552ND
2016-09-30AD52164ND
2016-12-08AD61426ND
2017-03-07AD73826ND
2017-05-22AD85109ND
2017-09-19AD96962ND
2017-11-21AE05643ND
2017-11-21AE05642ND