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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,1-Dichloroethylene

Los Angeles, City Of - Power Plant #2

1,1-Dichloroethylene is used for plastics production. It damages DNA and causes cancer in laboratory animal studies.

 

21

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND80ND
2016ND80ND
2017ND50ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 7 ppb

The legal limit for 1,1-dichloroethylene, established in 1987, was based on a toxicity study conducted in laboratory animals in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2015-02-051200-002-1120ND
2015-02-051200-800-1145ND
2015-05-121200-002-1420ND
2015-05-121200-800-1320ND
2015-09-021200-002-1130ND
2015-09-021200-800-0930ND
2015-12-091200-800-1135ND
2015-12-091200-002-1105ND
2016-02-031200-002-1045ND
2016-02-031200-800-1130ND
2016-05-051200-002-1015ND
2016-05-051200-800-1050ND
2016-08-041200-800-0920ND
2016-10-061200-002-1130ND
2016-10-061200-800-0905ND
2016-11-081200-002-1045ND
2017-02-271200-800-1130ND
2017-05-221200-800-1215ND
2017-08-151200-002-1105ND
2017-08-151200-800-1210ND
2017-11-221200-800-1020ND