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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Butyl benzyl phthalate

Gonzales County Water Supply Corporation

Butyl benzyl phthalate is an additive used in plastics and other consumer products. Phthalates are hormone disruptors that target the male reproductive system. 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."

 

35

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND60ND
2015ND60ND
2016ND60ND
2017ND50ND
2018ND60ND
2019ND60ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-06-05AC56115ND
2014-06-05AC56117ND
2014-06-05AC56116ND
2014-06-05AC56112ND
2014-06-05AC56119ND
2014-09-05AC66108ND
2015-02-04AC79332ND
2015-02-04AC79333ND
2015-02-04AC79349ND
2015-02-04AC79331ND
2015-02-04AC79334ND
2015-07-22AD00677ND
2016-01-19AD18758ND
2016-01-19AD18756ND
2016-01-19AD18754ND
2016-01-19AD18753ND
2016-01-19AD18755ND
2016-05-02AD34906ND
2017-03-13AD75568ND
2017-03-13AD75566ND
2017-03-13AD75567ND
2017-03-13AD75569ND
2017-04-26AD81301ND
2018-02-08AE13124ND
2018-03-12AE18013ND
2018-03-12AE18016ND
2018-03-12AE18015ND
2018-03-12AE18012ND
2018-12-12AE48728ND
2019-03-05AE57242ND
2019-03-05AE57240ND
2019-03-05AE57236ND
2019-03-05AE57237ND
2019-03-05AE57238ND
2019-03-05AE57239ND