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1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene in New York


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 New York

3 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
(Range)
1Bedford Hills/Taconic Corr. Facilities
Bedford Hills, NY
1,1001 of 10.5 ppb
(0.5 ppb)
2Wild Oaks Water Company
Rockport, NY
8051 of 30.17 ppb
(0 to 0.5 ppb)
3Mcwa, Genesee West
Rochester, NY
8002 of 30.15 ppb
(0 to 0.3 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 New York

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly174