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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Trichloroethylene

City of Gulfport

Trichloroethylene, an industrial solvent and common groundwater pollutant, damages the immune system, harms the developing fetus and causes cancer. Read More.

Trichloroethylene was once commonly used to remove grease from metal parts, such as steel pipes and engines, and as a solvent in dry cleaning and carpet cleaning products. Drinking trichloroethylene-contaminated drinking water has been linked with birth defects, leukemia, and liver and kidney damage. Trichloroethylene is highly volatile and can enter indoor air through water in pipes. If trichloroethylene is present, people can inhale it while bathing, washing dishes and doing other household activities that involve water.

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Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND90ND
2013ND310ND
2014ND140ND
2015ND130ND
2016ND100ND
2017ND120ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.4 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.4 ppb for trichloroethylene was defined by the state of Minnesota as health risk limit, the concentration of a contaminant that can be consumed with little or no risk to health. This health guideline protects against harm to the developing fetus and damage to the immune system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The legal limit for trichloroethylene, established in 1987, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer and harm to the developing fetus.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-30120131-013VOND
2012-04-04120405-006VOND
2012-08-20120821-007VOND
2012-08-20120821-006VOND
2012-08-22120823-008VOND
2012-09-25120926-008VOND
2012-10-15121016-008VOND
2012-10-15121016-007VOND
2012-10-16121017-001VOND
2013-01-22130123-007VOND
2013-01-24130125-003VOND
2013-01-24130125-004VOND
2013-04-18130419-003VOND
2013-04-18130419-002VOND
2013-04-18130419-001VOND
2013-05-29130530-013VOND
2013-06-18130619-009VOND
2013-06-18130619-013VOND
2013-06-18130619-012VOND
2013-06-18130619-011VOND
2013-06-18130619-010VOND
2013-06-18130619-014VOND
2013-06-18130619-020VOND
2013-06-18130619-016VOND
2013-06-18130619-015VOND
2013-06-18130619-021VOND
2013-06-18130619-019VOND
2013-06-18130619-018VOND
2013-06-18130619-017VOND
2013-06-24130626-004VOND
2013-06-25130626-003VOND
2013-06-25130626-002VOND
2013-06-25130626-001VOND
2013-07-18130719-001VOND
2013-07-18130719-009VOND
2013-07-18130719-010VOND
2013-10-21131022-028VOND
2013-10-21131022-027VOND
2013-10-21131022-026VOND
2013-10-21131022-012VOND
2014-01-21140122-024VOND
2014-01-21140122-002VOND
2014-01-21140122-001VOND
2014-04-17140418-003VOND
2014-04-17140418-002VOND
2014-04-17140418-001VOND
2014-06-11140612-009VOND
2014-06-11140612-008VOND
2014-08-13140814-003VOND
2014-08-13140814-004VOND
2014-08-13140814-005VOND
2014-10-15141016-016VOND
2014-10-15141016-015VOND
2014-10-15141016-014VOND
2015-02-24150225-009VOND
2015-02-24150225-010VOND
2015-02-24150225-011VOND
2015-04-23150424-009VOND
2015-04-23150424-008VOND
2015-04-23150424-007VOND
2015-07-01150702-002VOND
2015-07-23150724-005VOND
2015-07-23150724-006VOND
2015-07-23150724-007VOND
2015-10-27151028-010VOND
2015-10-27151028-009VOND
2015-10-27151028-008VOND
2016-02-24160225-002VOND
2016-02-24160225-003VOND
2016-02-24160225-004VOND
2016-05-17160518-026VOND
2016-05-17160518-025VOND
2016-05-17160518-024VOND
2016-07-19160720-001VOND
2016-07-19160720-002VOND
2016-07-19160720-003VOND
2016-12-06161207-003VOND
2017-02-27170228-019VOND
2017-02-27170228-018VOND
2017-02-27170228-020VOND
2017-05-18170519-003VOND
2017-05-18170519-002VOND
2017-05-18170519-001VOND
2017-07-26170727-003VOND
2017-07-26170727-001VOND
2017-07-26170727-002VOND
2017-11-02171103-004VOND
2017-11-02171103-003VOND
2017-11-02171103-002VOND