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1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane

Calcasieu Parish WW District 9 Carlyss

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.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011ND40ND
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND40ND
2015N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The 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
2011-02-28AD51154ND
2011-02-28AD51154ND
2011-03-21AD51530ND
2011-03-21AD51530ND
2014-02-24AD89324ND
2014-02-24AD89324ND
2014-03-31AD90300ND
2014-03-31AD90300ND