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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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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.

2015-2017:

FOUND

3

states detected

4

utilities detected

27,461

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
Alabama119,665
Ohio16,400
Maryland21,396
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Filtering technologies that reduce 1,2,3-trichlorobenzene

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Utilities with the highest amounts of 1,2,3-trichlorobenzene, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Oblates of St. FrancisChilds, MD1 of 20.505 ppb36
Town of SharpsburgHagerstown, MD1 of 10.500 ppb1,360
Troy UtilitiesTroy, AL1 of 130.0269 ppb19,665
Milford City Public Water SystemMilford, OH1 of 190.0263 ppb6,400
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Troy UtilitiesTroy, AL1 of 130.0269 ppb19,665