Frequent Questions

3. What are ethylbenzene's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing ethylbenzene well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience problems with their liver or kidneys.

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

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