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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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1,2-Dichloropropane

Monett PWS

1,2-Dichloropropane is a volatile carcinogenic solvent discharged from chemical factories and landfills. It also contaminates farmland due to its former use as a soil fumigant. Read More.

The insecticide and fumigant uses of 1,2-dichloropropane were discontinued in the 1980s, but it is still used as an industrial solvent. The California public health goal of 0.5 parts per billion, set to protect against cancer, is 10 times lower than the amount allowed by the federal government, which is a Maximum Contaminant Level of 5 parts per billion. 1,2-Dichloropropane can also damage the nervous system, liver, kidneys, and digestive and respiratory systems.

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18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND90ND
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019ND90ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.5 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.5 ppb for 1,2-dichloropropane 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.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The legal limit for 1,2-dichloropropane, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2016-08-19AC83291ND
2016-08-19AC83290ND
2016-08-19AC83286ND
2016-08-19AC83295ND
2016-08-19AC83293ND
2016-08-19AC83292ND
2016-08-19AC83288ND
2016-08-19AC83289ND
2016-08-19AC83287ND
2019-08-14AD54221ND
2019-08-14AD54220ND
2019-08-14AD54219ND
2019-08-14AD54217ND
2019-08-14AD54218ND
2019-08-14AD54216ND
2019-08-14AD54215ND
2019-08-14AD54212ND
2019-08-14AD54214ND