Frequent Questions

3. What are di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years may have problems with their liver, or could experience reproductive difficulties and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

This health effects language is not intended to catalog all possible health effects for di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate. Rather, it is intended to inform consumers of some of the possible health effects associated with di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in drinking water when the rule was finalized.

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