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1,2-Dichloroethane

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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.

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Samples

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Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20100.205 ppb62ND - 0.720 ppb
20110.317 ppb73ND - 0.800 ppb
20120.143 ppb41ND - 0.570 ppb
20130.308 ppb42ND - 0.730 ppb
20140.340 ppb42ND - 0.720 ppb
20150.750 ppb110.750 ppb

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.4 ppb

The 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.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)0 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2010-03-31AG85828ND
2010-03-31AG85827ND
2010-03-31AG85826ND
2010-03-31AG858250.720 ppb
2010-08-23AG994080.510 ppb
2010-11-02AH09825ND
2011-03-28AH261790.750 ppb
2011-03-28AH26180ND
2011-03-28AH26181ND
2011-03-28AH26182ND
2011-06-07AH31367ND
2011-08-16AH377040.800 ppb
2011-11-08AH460400.670 ppb
2012-02-21AH537390.570 ppb
2012-05-01AH57821ND
2012-07-26AH71440ND
2012-11-19AH84329ND
2013-02-14AH89214ND
2013-05-09AI01068ND
2013-07-29AI076700.500 ppb
2013-11-04AI220510.730 ppb
2014-01-23AI27097ND
2014-05-05AI39581ND
2014-07-24AI466610.640 ppb
2014-11-06AI592530.720 ppb
2015-02-19AI652570.750 ppb