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bis(2-chloroethyl) ether

Bis(2-chloroethyl) ether is a synthetic chemical used as a solvent, cleaner, component of paint and varnish, rust inhibitor and a chemical intermediate in production of pesticides.
 
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
135 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
202 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
bis(2-chloroethyl) etherBis(2-chloroethyl) ether is a synthetic chemical used as a solvent, cleaner, component of paint and varnish, rust inhibitor and a chemical intermediate in production of pesticides.0 ppb
0 ppb
No
0.03 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 bis(2-chloroethyl) ether

Health Based Limits for bis(2-chloroethyl) ether

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.0.03 ppb
Health-Based Screening LevelA benchmark concentration of contaminants in water that may be of potential concern for human health, if exceeded. For noncarcinogens, the HBSL represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse effects over a lifetime of exposure. For carcinogens, the HBSL range represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that corresponds to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 chance in 1 million to 1 chance in 10 thousand. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.0.03 ppb-3 ppb
Health-Based Screening LevelA benchmark concentration of contaminants in water that may be of potential concern for human health, if exceeded. For noncarcinogens, the HBSL represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse effects over a lifetime of exposure. For carcinogens, the HBSL range represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that corresponds to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 chance in 1 million to 1 chance in 10 thousand. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.300 ppb

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2006-05-300 ppb110 ppb
2006-05-230 ppb110 ppb
2006-05-160 ppb110 ppb
2006-05-090 ppb110 ppb
2006-05-020 ppb110 ppb
2006-04-250 ppb110 ppb
2006-04-180 ppb110 ppb
2006-04-110 ppb110 ppb
2006-04-040 ppb110 ppb
2006-03-280 ppb110 ppb
2006-03-210 ppb110 ppb
2006-03-140 ppb110 ppb
2006-03-070 ppb110 ppb
2006-02-280 ppb110 ppb
2006-02-210 ppb110 ppb
2006-02-140 ppb220 ppb
2006-02-070 ppb220 ppb
2006-01-310 ppb220 ppb
2006-01-240 ppb220 ppb
2006-01-170 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-100 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-030 ppb110 ppb
2005-12-270 ppb110 ppb
2005-12-200 ppb220 ppb
2005-12-130 ppb220 ppb
2005-12-060 ppb110 ppb
2005-11-290 ppb110 ppb
2005-11-220 ppb110 ppb
2005-11-150 ppb110 ppb
2005-11-080 ppb110 ppb
2005-11-020 ppb220 ppb
2005-11-010 ppb110 ppb
2005-10-250 ppb110 ppb
2005-10-180 ppb220 ppb
2005-10-110 ppb220 ppb
2005-10-040 ppb220 ppb
2005-08-300 ppb330 ppb
2005-08-230 ppb220 ppb
2005-08-160 ppb220 ppb
2005-08-090 ppb220 ppb
2005-08-030 ppb220 ppb
2005-08-020 ppb220 ppb
2005-07-260 ppb330 ppb
2005-07-190 ppb220 ppb
2005-07-120 ppb220 ppb
2005-07-050 ppb220 ppb
2005-06-280 ppb220 ppb
2005-06-210 ppb220 ppb
2005-06-200 ppb440 ppb
2005-06-140 ppb220 ppb
2005-06-070 ppb220 ppb
2005-05-310 ppb220 ppb
2005-05-240 ppb110 ppb
2005-05-180 ppb220 ppb
2005-05-170 ppb110 ppb
2005-05-100 ppb220 ppb
2005-05-030 ppb110 ppb
2005-04-260 ppb110 ppb
2005-04-190 ppb110 ppb
2005-04-120 ppb110 ppb
2005-04-050 ppb110 ppb
2005-03-290 ppb110 ppb
2005-03-230 ppb110 ppb
2005-03-150 ppb110 ppb
2005-03-080 ppb110 ppb
2005-03-010 ppb110 ppb
2005-02-220 ppb110 ppb
2005-02-150 ppb110 ppb
2005-02-100 ppb110 ppb
2005-02-080 ppb110 ppb
2005-02-010 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-250 ppb330 ppb
2005-01-180 ppb220 ppb
2005-01-110 ppb220 ppb
2005-01-040 ppb110 ppb
2004-12-280 ppb110 ppb
2004-12-210 ppb110 ppb
2004-12-140 ppb110 ppb
2004-12-070 ppb110 ppb
2004-11-300 ppb110 ppb
2004-11-160 ppb110 ppb
2004-11-090 ppb110 ppb
2004-11-030 ppb110 ppb
2004-11-020 ppb110 ppb
2004-10-260 ppb110 ppb
2004-10-190 ppb220 ppb
2004-10-120 ppb220 ppb
2004-10-050 ppb220 ppb
2004-09-280 ppb220 ppb
2004-09-210 ppb220 ppb
2004-09-140 ppb220 ppb
2004-09-070 ppb220 ppb
2004-08-310 ppb220 ppb
2004-08-250 ppb110 ppb
2004-08-240 ppb220 ppb
2004-08-170 ppb220 ppb
2004-08-120 ppb110 ppb
2004-08-110 ppb110 ppb
2004-08-100 ppb220 ppb
2004-08-030 ppb220 ppb
2004-07-270 ppb220 ppb
2004-07-200 ppb220 ppb
2004-07-150 ppb110 ppb
2004-07-130 ppb220 ppb
2004-07-060 ppb220 ppb
2004-06-300 ppb110 ppb
2004-06-290 ppb220 ppb
2004-06-250 ppb110 ppb
2004-06-150 ppb220 ppb
2004-06-100 ppb110 ppb
2004-06-080 ppb110 ppb
2004-06-010 ppb110 ppb
2004-05-250 ppb110 ppb
2004-05-180 ppb220 ppb
2004-05-110 ppb110 ppb
2004-05-040 ppb110 ppb
2004-04-270 ppb110 ppb
2004-04-260 ppb110 ppb
2004-04-200 ppb110 ppb
2004-04-130 ppb110 ppb
2004-04-060 ppb220 ppb
2004-03-300 ppb220 ppb
2004-03-230 ppb220 ppb
2004-03-180 ppb110 ppb
2004-03-160 ppb220 ppb
2004-03-090 ppb110 ppb
2004-02-240 ppb330 ppb
2004-02-230 ppb110 ppb
2004-02-170 ppb220 ppb
2004-02-110 ppb220 ppb
2004-02-030 ppb220 ppb
2004-01-280 ppb220 ppb
2004-01-200 ppb220 ppb
2004-01-130 ppb220 ppb
2004-01-070 ppb110 ppb