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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

City of Sugar Land

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.

 

28

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND60ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND110ND
2016ND30ND
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
2012-03-22AB84944ND
2012-03-22AB84946ND
2012-03-22AB84948ND
2012-03-22AB84947ND
2012-03-22AB84945ND
2012-08-23AB99569ND
2013-12-30AC38405ND
2014-02-11AC42308ND
2014-04-29AC52160ND
2014-07-23AC60734ND
2014-10-14AC69622ND
2015-01-22AC77392ND
2015-04-01AC87007ND
2015-04-01AC87005ND
2015-04-01AC87008ND
2015-04-01AC87000ND
2015-04-01AC87006ND
2015-04-01AC87001ND
2015-09-30AD09169ND
2015-09-30AD09164ND
2015-11-04AD12692ND
2015-11-04AD12676ND
2016-02-02AD21624ND
2016-02-02AD21623ND
2016-02-02AD21625ND
2017-01-04AD63068ND
2017-03-22AD76458ND
2017-04-03AD78167ND