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1,1-Dichloroethane in New York

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 York

29 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
1Hillview Village
Hinsdale, NY
1381 of 114.4 ppb
(14.4 ppb)
2Hicksville Wd
Hicksville, NY
47,810156 of 1871.52 ppb
(0 to 23.7 ppb)
3Carle Place Wd
Carle Place, NY
9,00552 of 1090.88 ppb
(0 to 3.6 ppb)
4Plainview Wd
Plainview, NY
35,00090 of 1300.86 ppb
(0 to 5.1 ppb)
5Hempstead (V)
Hempstead, NY
56,00046 of 940.72 ppb
(0 to 5.3 ppb)
6Northern Dutchess M H P
Red Hook, NY
1001 of 10.6 ppb
(0.6 ppb)
7Bedford Hills/Taconic Corr. Facilities
Bedford Hills, NY
1,1001 of 10.5 ppb
(0.5 ppb)
8Port Washington Wd
Port Washington, NY
34,00039 of 500.38 ppb
(0 to 1.95 ppb)
9WA of Western Nassau
Floral Park, NY
120,00070 of 2240.34 ppb
(0 to 4.3 ppb)
10Bethpage Wd
Bethpage, NY
33,00056 of 1540.3 ppb
(0 to 2.25 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 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
Over maximum contaminant level, Single Sample1