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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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MTBE

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MTBE was used as gasoline oxygenation additive to boost the octane number. In 2005, MTBE was replaced by ethanol as a gasoline additive. MTBE causes cancers in rats.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND20ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 13 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 13 ppb for MTBE 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 cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-12-051212208004ND
2015-07-28Q1529238003ND
2015-07-28Q1529238004ND
2016-03-24Q1612142006ND
2016-03-24Q1612142004ND
2016-06-22Q1625369003ND
2017-08-30Q1739979001ND
2017-12-04Q1762223008ND