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1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene in North Carolina

1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene is a solvent and an intermediate for chemical manufacturing that was used historically as an insecticide for termite control.

The Most Polluted Communities in North Carolina

4 water utilities reported detecting 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Pepper Ridge S/D
Oak Ridge, NC
1271 of 150.12 ppb
(0 to 1.8 ppb)
2Middle Creek Master
Garner, NC
6811 of 160.11 ppb
(0 to 1.8 ppb)
3Woodbridge S/D
Mt Airy, NC
2721 of 100.11 ppb
(0 to 1.1 ppb)
4Moore Co Public Util-Pinehurst
Carthage, NC
18,6431 of 28< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.03 ppb)

Health Based Limits for 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Violation Summary for 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene in North Carolina

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in North Carolina since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly65