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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,2-Dichloroethane

City of Stuart - Water Plant

1,2-Dichloroethane is a volatile carcinogenic chemical used to make plastic products such as polyvinyl chloride. Read More.

Also known as ethylene dichloride, it has been widely used as an intermediate for manufacturing other chemicals and as a solvent. 1,2-Dichloroethane causes multiple types of cancer in animal studies, and damages liver, kidneys, and the immune and nervous systems. The EPA classifies 1,2-dichloroethane as a probable human carcinogen.

Click here to read more about carcinogenic VOCs.

 

64

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

2

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND60ND
20150.350 ppb41ND - 1.40 ppb
2016ND50ND
20170.0198 ppb401ND - 0.790 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.4 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.4 ppb for 1,2-dichloroethane 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.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The legal limit for 1,2-dichloroethane, established in 1987, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to 1,2-dichloroethane exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2012-03-05ND
2012-06-06ND
2012-07-11ND
2012-10-12ND
2013-04-04ND
2013-06-14ND
2013-06-14ND
2013-08-27ND
2013-10-24ND
2014-01-07ND
2014-04-04ND
2014-07-07ND
2014-08-15ND
2014-11-04ND
2014-12-16ND
2015-01-071.40 ppb
2015-04-01ND
2015-09-24ND
2015-12-24ND
2016-01-07ND
2016-04-11ND
2016-06-03ND
2016-07-26ND
2016-10-19ND
2017-01-17ND
2017-04-04ND
2017-07-27ND
2017-08-23ND
2017-08-23ND
2017-08-23ND
2017-08-23ND
2017-08-23ND
2017-08-23ND
2017-08-23ND
2017-08-23ND
2017-09-21ND
2017-09-27ND
2017-09-27ND
2017-09-27ND
2017-09-27ND
2017-09-27ND
2017-09-27ND
2017-09-27ND
2017-09-27ND
2017-10-20ND
2017-11-22ND
2017-11-22ND
2017-11-22ND
2017-11-22ND
2017-11-22ND
2017-11-22ND
2017-11-220.790 ppb
2017-11-22ND
2017-11-22ND
2017-11-22ND
2017-12-06ND
2017-12-06ND
2017-12-06ND
2017-12-06ND
2017-12-06ND
2017-12-06ND
2017-12-06ND
2017-12-06ND
2017-12-06ND