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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dimethyl phthalate

City of Sugar Land

Dimethyl phthalate is an additive used in plastics and other consumer products. As a group, phthalates are associated with hormone disruption. Read More.

Phthalates are synthetic chemicals that are added to hard plastics to make them soft and malleable. Phthalates can be found in everyday consumer products such as carpets, paints, glues, wall coverings, tablecloths, furniture upholstery, shower curtains, garden hoses, toys, shoes, automobile upholstery, food packaging and medical products. Exposure to phthalates has been linked to respiratory health problems, asthma and allergies in infants and children, and changes in reproductive system development in baby boys. The National Toxicology Program classifies a commonly used phthalate, called di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate or DEHP, as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen."

 

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

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