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Butyl benzyl phthalate

City of San Benito

Butyl benzyl phthalate is an additive used in plastics and other consumer products. Phthalates are hormone disruptors that target the male reproductive system. 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."

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-12-05AC06244ND
2013-01-16AC08039ND
2013-04-02AC15556ND
2013-04-02AC15554ND
2013-07-09AC24179ND
2014-03-05AC45755ND
2014-06-03AC55828ND
2015-03-18AC85138ND
2016-03-08AD27719ND
2017-03-15AD75281ND