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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,1-Dichloroethane

New Orleans Algiers Water Works

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

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND30ND
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

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
2014-10-08201410090323AMND
2015-01-14201501150656AMND
2015-04-09201504100285AMND
2015-07-14201507150600AMND