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Dimethyl phthalate

City of Kerrville

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."

 

22

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND30ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND50ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND90ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-01-23AC08576ND
2013-04-11AC16513ND
2013-07-29AC26123ND
2014-02-10AC42045ND
2014-10-15AC69763ND
2015-01-28AC78284ND
2015-01-28AC78283ND
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