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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dimethyl phthalate

City of Hewitt

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."

 

17

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
2015ND40ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-12AB77669ND
2012-01-12AB77666ND
2012-01-12AB77665ND
2012-01-12AB77668ND
2012-01-12AB77667ND
2015-03-23AC85765ND
2015-03-23AC85762ND
2015-03-23AC85763ND
2015-10-28AD12063ND
2016-01-20AD19069ND
2016-04-06AD32184ND
2016-07-13AD44165ND
2016-10-12AD53228ND
2017-02-06AD69387ND
2017-05-02AD82274ND
2017-07-19AD90034ND
2017-10-09AD99924ND