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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane

White Plains

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.

 

13

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND10ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The EWG 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

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-06-25AH67987ND
2012-06-25AH67986ND
2012-06-25AH67985ND
2012-06-25AH67984ND
2014-10-08AI57165ND
2015-06-10AI79549ND
2015-06-10AI79548ND
2016-01-25AJ04919ND
2016-04-26AJ10883ND
2016-08-01AJ20447ND
2016-10-26AJ32286ND
2017-07-05AJ59219ND
2017-07-05AJ59218ND