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1,1-Dichloroethane is used in industrial chemical synthesis, as a solvent for plastics, paint, varnish, and finish removers and as an insecticide/fumigant.
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
0 days
Test Days Exceeding Legal LimitsNumber of days in which the samples taken in that day exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (Depending on the contaminant and its MCL, that may or may not trigger an MCL violation. Some MCLs are based on averages spanning several months to a year)
0 days
Test DaysNumber of days in which this chemical has reported results in the data we received from the State
22 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
75 tests

Testing Summary

Health Limit
Legal Limit

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
1,1-Dichloroethane1,1-Dichloroethane is used in industrial chemical synthesis, as a solvent for plastics, paint, varnish, and finish removers and as an insecticide/fumigant.0 ppb
0 ppb
3 ppb
Legal at any levelThis is the Federal Limit. State Limits may be lower.
NOTE: Each dot in the above graph represents one month.
* Water utilities are noted as exceeding the legal limit if any test is above the maximum contaminant level (MCL). Most MCLs are based on annual averages so exceeding the MCL for one test does not necessarily indicate that the system is out of compliance.

Health Based and Legal Limits for 1,1-Dichloroethane

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

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2008-10-090 ppb110 ppb
2008-10-080 ppb330 ppb
2007-10-190 ppb110 ppb
2007-10-170 ppb330 ppb
2007-10-160 ppb110 ppb
2007-06-260 ppb110 ppb
2006-11-280 ppb110 ppb
2006-11-250 ppb110 ppb
2006-11-240 ppb330 ppb
2006-11-210 ppb770 ppb
2006-11-200 ppb440 ppb
2006-11-150 ppb660 ppb
2006-11-140 ppb770 ppb
2006-11-130 ppb220 ppb
2006-08-140 ppb220 ppb
2005-10-110 ppb110 ppb
2004-11-160 ppb550 ppb
2004-11-020 ppb550 ppb
2004-10-130 ppb550 ppb
2004-10-120 ppb660 ppb
2004-10-110 ppb660 ppb
2004-10-100 ppb440 ppb