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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,1-Dichloroethylene

New Orleans Algiers Water Works

1,1-Dichloroethylene is used for plastics production. It damages DNA and causes cancer in laboratory animal studies.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 7 ppb

The legal limit for 1,1-dichloroethylene, established in 1987, was based on a toxicity study conducted in laboratory animals in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-05AD64088ND
2012-03-05AD64088ND
2013-01-22AD74828ND
2013-01-22AD74828ND
2014-02-04AD88744ND
2014-02-04AD88744ND
2014-03-13AD89681ND
2014-03-13AD89681ND
2015-03-1635179807001ND
2015-03-1635179807001ND
2016-01-2735226999001ND
2016-01-2735226999001ND
2017-02-2235296827001ND
2017-02-2235296827001ND