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Di-n-butyl phthalate

Lee County WSC

Dibutyl phthalate is an additive used in many 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."

 

28

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

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

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
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