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1,1-Dichloroethane in Florida

1,1-Dichloroethane is used in industrial chemical synthesis, as a solvent for plastics, paint, varnish, and finish removers and as an insecticide/fumigant.

The Most Polluted Communities in Florida

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

Ranked by highest average 1,1-Dichloroethane level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Seacoast Utilities Authority
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
82,2282 of 70.62 ppb
(0 to 3.34 ppb)
2Emerald Coast Water Utility
Pensacola, FL
307,07645 of 642< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.12 ppb)
3N.A.S. Whiting Field (Usn)
Milton, FL
2,5471 of 42< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.06 ppb)
4Stuart City of - Water Plant
Stuart, FL
19,0001 of 65< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.07 ppb)

Health Based Limits for 1,1-Dichloroethane

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.3 ppb

Violation Summary for 1,1-Dichloroethane in Florida

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Florida