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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylbenzene

Kelly Lane WCID 2

NOTE: Kelly Lane WCID 2 purchases water from Manville WSC which is required to test for ethylbenzene. Sample information shown below was taken by Manville WSC.

Ethylbenzene, a component of petroleum, is a volatile cancer-causing chemical primarily used for production of plastics and rubber. Ethylbenzene is also released from gasoline fuel emissions. Read More.

In animal studies, exposure to ethylbenzene causes tumors. Ethylbenzene can also damage lungs, liver, kidneys and the nervous system. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies ethylbenzene as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”

 

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Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND40ND
20156.05 ppb103ND - 30.0 ppb
20161.04 ppb71ND - 7.30 ppb
20170.957 ppb71ND - 6.70 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 300 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 300 ppb for ethylbenzene 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) 700 ppb

The legal limit for ethylbenzene, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1950s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Kelly Lane WCID 2 purchases water from Manville WSC which is required to test for ethylbenzene. Sample information shown below was taken by Manville WSC.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-08AB80709ND
2012-02-08AB80711ND
2013-02-191302607023ND
2013-02-191302607019ND
2013-02-191302607021ND
2013-02-191302607017ND
2014-03-11AC46497ND
2014-06-18AC57302ND
2014-06-18AC57298ND
2014-06-18AC57300ND
2015-03-19AC85365ND
2015-03-19AC85351ND
2015-03-19AC85369ND
2015-03-19AC853677.50 ppb
2015-03-19AC85357ND
2015-05-26AC93312ND
2015-05-26AC93308ND
2015-05-26AC93310ND
2015-09-29AD0900930.0 ppb
2015-11-18AD1402723.0 ppb
2016-04-25AD34017ND
2016-04-25AD340197.30 ppb
2016-04-25AD34015ND
2016-04-25AD34013ND
2016-04-25AD34021ND
2016-04-25AD34023ND
2016-11-09AD57440ND
2017-01-23AD66092ND
2017-01-23AD66090ND
2017-01-23AD66094ND
2017-04-27AD81516ND
2017-04-27AD81518ND
2017-04-27AD815146.70 ppb
2017-04-27AD81512ND