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Trichlorotrifluoroethane in New York

Trichlorotrifluoroethane (Freon 113) is used in industrial applications such as a degreasing or dry cleaning solvent, refrigerant, fire extinguisher component and chemical intermediate; production in the U.S. has been banned since 1996.

The Most Polluted Communities in New York

2 water utilities reported detecting Trichlorotrifluoroethane in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Trichlorotrifluoroethane level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1WA of Great Neck North
Great Neck, NY
31,4007 of 470.04 ppb
(0 to 0.6 ppb)
2Town of Hempstead Wd
East Meadow, NY
110,0005 of 1130.02 ppb
(0 to 0.93 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Trichlorotrifluoroethane

California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.4000 ppb

Violation Summary for Trichlorotrifluoroethane in New York

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New York