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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Toluene

Jordanelle Special Service District

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.

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND50ND
2018ND50ND
2019ND60ND

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 Result
2014-08-19ND
2014-08-19ND
2015-06-10ND
2015-08-18ND
2016-04-27ND
2016-08-10ND
2016-09-20ND
2016-11-16ND
2017-01-18ND
2017-04-12ND
2017-07-12ND
2017-07-12ND
2017-10-16ND
2018-01-10ND
2018-04-09ND
2018-07-03ND
2018-07-18ND
2018-10-16ND
2019-01-08ND
2019-04-23ND
2019-06-27ND
2019-06-27ND
2019-07-29ND
2019-10-16ND