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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Toluene

Chesterfield County Central 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.

 

30

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND90ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND40ND

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
2012-06-05E120400821ND
2012-06-05E120400841ND
2012-06-05E120400837ND
2012-06-05E120400817ND
2013-04-23E130202506ND
2013-04-23E130202509ND
2013-04-23E130202494ND
2013-04-23E130202481ND
2013-05-14E130501440ND
2014-04-22E140308606ND
2014-04-22E140308605ND
2014-04-22E140308595ND
2014-04-22E140308573ND
2014-08-22E140801008ND
2014-08-22E140801007ND
2014-08-22E140801005ND
2014-08-22E140801006ND
2014-09-25E140801009ND
2015-04-23VA010-DCLSND
2015-04-23VA010-DCLSND
2015-04-23VA010-DCLSND
2015-04-23VA010-DCLSND
2016-04-25E160305675ND
2016-04-25E160305671ND
2016-04-25E160305672ND
2016-04-25E160305682ND
2017-04-19E170304726ND
2017-04-19E170304724ND
2017-04-19E170304741ND
2017-04-20E170304722ND