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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,4-Dioxane

City of Grand Prairie

1,4-Dioxane is a solvent classified by the EPA as a likely human carcinogen. It contaminates groundwater in many states due to industrial wastewater discharges, plastic manufacturing runoff and landfill runoff. Read More.

Animal studies show that 1,4-dioxane can target the liver, kidneys and respiratory system, and that prenatal exposure can harm the developing fetus. The State of California has set a Public Heatlh Goal of no more than 1 part per billion of 1,4-dioxane in drinking water. The state of Massachusetts sets a legal limit of 0.3 ppb, and New Hampshire's limit is 3 parts per billion. There is no national drinking water standard for this contaminant.

Click here to read more about 1,4-dioxane.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND100ND
2014ND100ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.35 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.35 ppb for 1,4-dioxane was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-07-1635100890013AMND
2013-07-1635100890005AMND
2013-07-1635100890001AMND
2013-07-1635100890021AMND
2013-07-1635100890017AMND
2013-07-1635100890025AMND
2013-07-1635100890029AMND
2013-07-1635100890009AMND
2013-10-0335111029001AMND
2013-10-0335111029005AMND
2014-01-1535123078005AMND
2014-01-1535123078007AMND
2014-01-1535123078003AMND
2014-01-1535123078009AMND
2014-01-1535123078015AMND
2014-01-1535123078011AMND
2014-01-1535123078001AMND
2014-01-2935124522001AMND
2014-04-0335132919005AMND
2014-04-0335132919001AMND