Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate is a light-colored, oily liquid with an aromatic odor. Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate is used in making plastics. It is also used as a solvent; in aircraft lubricants; as a hydraulic fluid; as a plasticizer or solvent in the following cosmetics: bath oils, eye shadow, cologne, foundations, rouge, blusher, nail polish remover, moisturizers and indoor tanning preparations; in meat wrapping operations. The major source of di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate in drinking water is discharge from chemical factories.
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.
MCL ADVISORY - ACTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate levels were detected in your water sample to exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL).
ACTION IS OPTIONAL
Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate levels were detected in your water sample but do not exceed the maximum contaminant level.
- USEPA - Water: Basic Information about Regulated Drinking Water Contaminants - Basic Information about Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate in Drinking Water
- Ohio Department of Health - Private Water Systems Program - Water Quality - Organic Contaminants