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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Toluene

Lubbock Public Water System

Toluene is a volatile solvent that harms the nervous and immune systems, damages the liver and may increase the risk of miscarriage and birth defects. Read More.

Toluene is a petroleum-derived chemical found in gasoline and used as a solvent in paints, adhesives and cleaning supplies. Toluene is highly neurotoxic. Exposure can cause fatigue and nausea, and may lead to nervous system disorders.

 

16

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
2013ND50ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND30ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 150 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 150 ppb for toluene 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) 1,000 ppb

The legal limit for toluene, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-01-161301430004ND
2013-06-11Q1302096011ND
2013-07-09Q1303566005ND
2013-08-06Q1304984007ND
2013-12-10Q1317110006ND
2014-01-22Q1401929002ND
2014-02-12Q1404338003ND
2015-02-03Q1504173001ND
2015-02-11Q1505820001ND
2015-04-07Q1513290006ND
2016-02-03Q1604716011ND
2016-02-03Q1604716004ND
2016-04-06Q1613543001ND
2017-02-08Q1705565007ND
2017-08-10Q1734366011ND
2017-09-27Q1746701005ND