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1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene is a solvent and an intermediate for chemical manufacturing that was used historically as an insecticide for termite control. The National Toxicology Program lists it as a "reasonably anticipated" human carcinogen.

2015:

FOUND

1

states detected

1

utilities detected

36

people served

Health concerns for 1,2,3-trichlorobenzene

Cancer

States reporting 1,2,3-trichlorobenzene in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Maryland136
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Utilities with the highest amounts of 1,2,3-trichlorobenzene, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Oblates of St. FrancisChilds, MD1 of 20.505 ppb36
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served