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1,2-Dichloropropane in Florida

1,2-Dichloropropane is used as a solvent and intermediate in the production of dry cleaning agent perchloroethylene; it is released as a pollutant from chemical factories, landfills, and from agricultural soil due to former use as a fumigant. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Florida

9 water utilities reported detecting 1,2-Dichloropropane 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-Dichloropropane level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Harmony Homes
Altamonte Springs, FL
2344 of 52.48 ppb
(0 to 4.3 ppb)
2Immokalee Water
Immokalee, FL
26,8375 of 90.91 ppb
(0 to 2.31 ppb)
3Swiss Village Mhp Tennis &golf
Winter Haven, FL
1,4101 of 60.72 ppb
(0 to 4.34 ppb)
4Speer Mhp
Plant City, FL
2707 of 100.44 ppb
(0 to 0.8 ppb)
5Webster Mobile & Travel Park
Webster, FL
1551 of 10.18 ppb
(0.18 ppb)
6Ocud/Lake John Shores Wtr Sys
Oakland, FL
671 of 10.14 ppb
(0.14 ppb)
7Stuart City of - Water Plant
Stuart, FL
19,00013 of 730.06 ppb
(0 to 0.85 ppb)
8Mdwasa/Rex Utilities
Miami, FL
41,5001 of 80.03 ppb
(0 to 0.2 ppb)
9Emerald Coast Water Utility
Pensacola, FL
307,07643 of 646< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.26 ppb)

Health Based Limits for 1,2-Dichloropropane

Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.0 ppb
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.0.5 ppb
EPA Human Health Water Quality CriteriaWater quality criteria set by the US EPA provide guidance for states and tribes authorized to establish water quality standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect human health. These are non-enforceable standards based upon exposure by both drinking water and the contribution of water contamination to other consumed foods. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.0.5 ppb
One in one million (10-6) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 1,000,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.0.6 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL)The enforceable standard which defines the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to health-based limits (Maximum Contaminant Level Goals, or MCLGs) as feasible using the best available analytical and treatment technologies and taking cost into consideration. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.5 ppb
One in ten thousand (10-4) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 10,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.60 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 10-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic effects for up to ten days of exposure. The Ten-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.90 ppb

Violation Summary for 1,2-Dichloropropane in Florida

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly1