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Dimethyl phthalate

South Hero Fire District 4

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."

 

15

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND30ND
2015ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-1312S174ND
2012-06-1812S190ND
2012-09-1213S00093ND
2012-12-1013S00139ND
2013-02-1213S00167ND
2013-05-1413S00212ND
2013-08-1414S00045ND
2013-11-1214S00111ND
2014-02-1114S00132ND
2014-08-1215S00047ND
2014-11-0915S00141ND
2015-02-0915S00165ND
2015-05-1215S00202ND
2015-08-1816S00036ND
2015-11-1116S00087ND