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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

City of Kerrville

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.

 

27

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND50ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND90ND

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
2012-01-181201425003ND
2012-04-041204117004ND
2012-04-041204117003ND
2012-07-251207951004ND
2012-10-041210228004ND
2013-01-23AC08576ND
2013-04-11AC16513ND
2013-07-29AC26123ND
2014-02-10AC42045ND
2014-10-15AC69763ND
2015-01-28AC78283ND
2015-01-28AC78284ND
2015-04-15AC88477ND
2015-08-14AD04451ND
2015-08-14AD04452ND
2016-02-01AD21266ND
2016-02-01AD21273ND
2016-10-24AD54448ND
2017-02-13AD70497ND
2017-05-08AD83181ND
2017-05-09AD83439ND
2017-05-09AD83440ND
2017-07-05AD88368ND
2017-07-05AD88369ND
2017-07-05AD88367ND
2017-10-09AD99914ND
2017-10-09AD99915ND