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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

City of Grand Prairie

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.

 

35

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND60ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND100ND
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
2012-03-071203255004ND
2012-03-071203255005ND
2012-03-071203255003ND
2012-08-131208543009ND
2012-08-131208543008ND
2012-08-131208543007ND
2013-02-191302571004ND
2013-02-191302571003ND
2013-04-291304A10006ND
2014-04-23Q1412991003ND
2014-06-04Q1419331003ND
2014-06-26Q1424023042ND
2014-06-26Q1424023007ND
2014-09-10Q1442991006ND
2015-03-11Q1509064003ND
2015-06-09Q1521042002ND
2015-06-09Q1521042001ND
2015-07-14Q1526936013ND
2015-07-14Q1526936012ND
2015-07-14Q1526936011ND
2015-07-14Q1526936010ND
2015-07-14Q1526936009ND
2015-10-07Q1539391002ND
2015-10-07Q1539391001ND
2016-01-14Q1601729002ND
2016-01-14Q1601729001ND
2016-03-01Q1608611001ND
2016-04-06Q1613635009ND
2016-07-14Q1628712003ND
2016-12-05Q1652555003ND
2017-01-05Q1700632003ND
2017-01-05Q1700632017ND
2017-06-27Q1726535026ND
2017-06-27Q1726535025ND
2017-06-27Q1726535001ND