Frequent Questions

3. What are xylenes's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing xylenes well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience damage to their nervous system.

This health effects language is not intended to catalog all possible health effects for xylenes. Rather, it is intended to inform consumers of some of the possible health effects associated with xylenes in drinking water when the rule was finalized.

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