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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

City of Denison

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.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

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

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
2012-02-011202040004ND
2012-02-011202040005ND
2013-03-061303263004ND
2013-06-12Q1302205016ND
2014-02-25Q1406059010ND
2014-02-25Q1406059009ND
2015-03-03Q1507894010ND
2015-06-15Q1522052003ND
2016-02-16Q1606768006ND
2016-02-16Q1606768005ND
2017-02-07Q1705466003ND
2017-08-08Q1733790003ND