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1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane is an industrial chemical which has been used as a metal degreaser, and in paint, paint removers, mothballs and pesticides. It damages the liver and nervous system, and may cause cancer.

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State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The health guideline of 0.1 ppb for 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion.

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