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

Some people who drink water containing di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience toxic effects such as weight loss, liver enlargement, or possible reproductive difficulties.

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

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