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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Lubbock Public Water System

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.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND40ND
20140.450 ppb21ND - 0.900 ppb
2015ND20ND
2016ND30ND
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
2012-01-11AB77647ND
2013-01-161301430003ND
2013-06-11Q1302096010ND
2013-08-06Q1304984005ND
2013-12-10Q1317110005ND
2014-01-22Q1401929004ND
2014-02-12Q14043380040.900 ppb
2015-02-03Q1504173007ND
2015-04-07Q1513290007ND
2016-02-03Q1604716006ND
2016-02-03Q1604716007ND
2016-04-06Q1613543003ND
2017-02-08Q1705565005ND
2017-09-27Q1746701007ND