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Dimethyl phthalate

Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District 112

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."

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND20ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND
2018ND30ND
2019ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-15AC50679ND
2014-04-15AC50678ND
2015-07-16AC99988ND
2015-07-16AC99986ND
2015-07-16AC99990ND
2016-04-25AD34077ND
2016-04-25AD34076ND
2017-02-21AD71351ND
2017-02-21AD71346ND
2018-03-14AE18477ND
2018-03-14AE18476ND
2018-03-14AE18474ND
2019-01-23AE51038ND
2019-01-23AE51036ND