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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane

Attleboro Water Department

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.

 

13

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
2013ND10ND
2014ND30ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND30ND

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

Date Result
2013-07-01ND
2014-06-16ND
2014-07-02ND
2014-07-02ND
2015-01-07ND
2015-03-04ND
2015-08-21ND
2016-01-06ND
2016-07-06ND
2016-08-03ND
2017-01-04ND
2017-06-27ND
2017-07-20ND