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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,1-Dichloroethane

University of Kansas

NOTE: University of Kansas purchases water from City of Lawrence which is required to test for 1,1-dichloroethane. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Lawrence.

1,1-Dichloroethane is used in industrial chemical synthesis; in plastics, paint, varnish and finish removers; and as a pesticide. It can cause cancer.

 

8

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
2013ND30ND
2014ND10ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 3 ppb for 1,1-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

All test results

NOTE: University of Kansas purchases water from City of Lawrence which is required to test for 1,1-dichloroethane. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Lawrence.

Date Lab ID Result
2013-05-132824463ND
2013-05-132824507ND
2013-08-142877417ND
2013-08-142877429ND
2013-11-132930322ND
2013-11-132930261ND
2014-02-122973012ND
2014-02-122972944ND