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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylbenzene

City of Paint Rock

NOTE: City of Paint Rock purchases water from Millersview-doole Water Supply Corporation which is required to test for ethylbenzene. Sample information shown below was taken by Millersview-doole Water Supply Corporation.

Ethylbenzene, a component of petroleum, is a volatile cancer-causing chemical primarily used for production of plastics and rubber. Ethylbenzene is also released from gasoline fuel emissions. Read More.

In animal studies, exposure to ethylbenzene causes tumors. Ethylbenzene can also damage lungs, liver, kidneys and the nervous system. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies ethylbenzene as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND30ND
20141.10 ppb111.10 ppb
20150.333 ppb31ND - 1.000 ppb
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 300 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 300 ppb for ethylbenzene 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) 700 ppb

The legal limit for ethylbenzene, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1950s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: City of Paint Rock purchases water from Millersview-doole Water Supply Corporation which is required to test for ethylbenzene. Sample information shown below was taken by Millersview-doole Water Supply Corporation.

Date Lab ID Result
2013-06-26Q1302971010ND
2013-07-22Q1304083007ND
2013-11-14Q1313540004ND
2014-02-27AC45091ND
2015-05-19AC92575ND
2015-05-19AC92583ND
2016-02-17AD24303ND
2016-02-17AD24301ND
2017-03-01Q1708974002ND
2017-05-17Q1720172002ND