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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene

City of El Mirage

1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene is an industrial solvent that can harm the adrenal glands and may increase the risk of cancer.

 

40

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND60ND
2015ND50ND
2016ND110ND
2017ND80ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 5 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 5 ppb for 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene 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 hormone disruption.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 70 ppb

The legal limit for 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in 1981. This limit may not fully protect against hormone disruption.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-212021589-05ND
2012-02-212021589-04ND
2012-02-212021589-03ND
2012-02-212021589-02ND
2012-02-212021589-01ND
2013-03-063030457-07ND
2013-03-063030457-05ND
2013-03-063030457-01ND
2013-03-143031079-01ND
2013-03-143031079-02ND
2014-02-114020905-09VND
2014-02-114020905-08VND
2014-02-114020905-07VND
2014-02-114020905-06VND
2014-02-114020905-05VND
2014-02-114020905-01VND
2015-01-265012026-01VND
2015-01-265012031-01VND
2015-01-265012030-01VND
2015-01-265012029-01VND
2015-01-265012025-01VND
2016-03-076030608-01VND
2016-05-236051917-01ND
2016-09-136091229-01ND
2016-09-146091229-03ND
2016-09-166091435-03ND
2016-09-166091435-02ND
2016-09-166091435-01ND
2016-09-216091854-01VND
2016-09-216091854-02VND
2016-09-276092333-01VND
2016-12-296122336-01ND
2017-03-097030873-01VND
2017-03-097030871-01VND
2017-03-097030869-01VND
2017-03-137031073-01VND
2017-03-167031500-01VND
2017-03-167031498-01VND
2017-03-167031494-01VND
2017-06-307062823-01VOCND