Menu

EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

Donate

Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

City of Hereford

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.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND30ND

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
2012-05-30AB91356ND
2013-05-28Q1301569014ND
2013-05-28Q1301569005ND
2014-02-12Q1404321007ND
2014-02-12Q1404321006ND
2015-01-29Q1503619010ND
2015-01-29Q1503619009ND
2016-02-10Q1605969006ND
2016-02-10Q1605969005ND
2016-03-17Q1611196006ND
2016-03-17Q1611196005ND
2017-01-17Q1702053001ND
2017-04-10Q1714723003ND
2017-05-09Q1718998003ND