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1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane

Winchendon Water Department

NOTE: Winchendon Water Department purchases water from Ash/win Joint Water Authority which is required to test for 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane. Sample information shown below was taken by Ash/win Joint Water Authority.

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.

 

6

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND
2018ND10ND
2019ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The EWG 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

NOTE: Winchendon Water Department purchases water from Ash/win Joint Water Authority which is required to test for 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane. Sample information shown below was taken by Ash/win Joint Water Authority.

Date Result
2014-05-07ND
2015-04-29ND
2016-05-12ND
2017-05-03ND
2018-05-09ND
2019-04-11ND