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1,1-Dichloroethane in New Jersey

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 New Jersey

17 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
1Pompton Lakes Water Department
Pompton Lakes, NJ
11,4355 of 60.71 ppb
(0 to 1.52 ppb)
2United Water- New Jersey
Delran, NJ
253,04511 of 310.22 ppb
(0 to 1.1 ppb)
3Parsippany-Troy Hills Water Department
Pars-troy Hills Twp, NJ
50,0009 of 250.06 ppb
(0 to 0.28 ppb)
4Collingswood Water Depar
Collingswood, NJ
20,0005 of 150.05 ppb
(0 to 0.18 ppb)
5East Hanover Twp Water D
East Hanover Twp, NJ
11,3931 of 70.04 ppb
(0 to 0.26 ppb)
6Merchantville Pennsauken
Merchantville, NJ
49,5001 of 150.04 ppb
(0 to 0.54 ppb)
7Willingboro Mua
Willingboro Twp, NJ
40,0002 of 140.03 ppb
(0 to 0.2 ppb)
8Oakland Water Dept
Oakland, NJ
12,0003 of 120.02 ppb
(0 to 0.09 ppb)
9Dover Water Commission
Dover, NJ
27,8061 of 130.02 ppb
(0 to 0.2 ppb)
10Gloucester City W Dept
Gloucester, NJ
12,6001 of 100.01 ppb
(0 to 0.14 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 New Jersey

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly2