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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Lee County WSC

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.

 

30

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND20ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND90ND
2016ND60ND
2017ND80ND

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
2012-01-11AB77488ND
2012-01-11AB77486ND
2012-01-11AB77483ND
2012-01-11AB77482ND
2012-01-11AB77485ND
2013-10-14Q1308854030ND
2013-10-14Q1308854018ND
2015-03-04AC83057ND
2015-03-04AC83056ND
2015-03-04AC83055ND
2015-03-04AC83058ND
2015-06-17AC96431ND
2015-06-17AC96429ND
2015-06-17AC96427ND
2015-09-01AD05253ND
2015-10-15AD10881ND
2016-01-27AD20522ND
2016-01-27AD20519ND
2016-04-12AD32913ND
2016-04-12AD32912ND
2016-07-26AD45813ND
2016-10-31AD55672ND
2017-01-30AD67684ND
2017-01-30AD67683ND
2017-05-04AD82881ND
2017-05-30AD86010ND
2017-07-24AD90418ND
2017-07-24AD90417ND
2017-10-26AE02515ND
2017-10-26AE02516ND