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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Trichlorotrifluoroethane

Placer County Water Agency - Foothill

Trichlorotrifluoroethane (Freon 113) is a refrigerant, solvent and aerosol propellant banned in 2000 under the Montreal Protocol because of its ozone-depleting properties. Freons can cause heart, nervous system and liver damage.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND40ND
2017N/A00N/A
2018ND30ND
2019ND30ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 4,000 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 4,000 ppb for trichlorotrifluoroethane 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 harm to internal organs.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-08-203334-002-1010ND
2014-08-203334-007-1200ND
2015-08-113334-002-1000ND
2015-08-113334-007-1305ND
2016-03-302113-014-1440ND
2016-08-032113-014-1045ND
2016-08-172113-002-1215ND
2016-08-172113-007-0945ND
2018-08-143334-002-1120ND
2018-08-143334-007-1310ND
2018-08-221233-014-0930ND
2019-08-273334-002-0000ND
2019-09-093334-007-1330ND
2019-09-123334-014-1150ND