Menu

EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

Donate

1,2-Dichloropropane

Salem, Village of

NOTE: Salem, Village of purchases water from Richardson County Rural Water District 2 which is required to test for 1,2-dichloropropane. Sample information shown below was taken by Richardson County Rural Water District 2.

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.

Click here to read more about carcinogenic VOCs.

 

20

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 0.5 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

NOTE: Salem, Village of purchases water from Richardson County Rural Water District 2 which is required to test for 1,2-dichloropropane. Sample information shown below was taken by Richardson County Rural Water District 2.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-09-29324640ND
2014-09-29324641ND
2015-03-16348746ND
2015-03-16348747ND
2015-06-15364985ND
2015-06-15364986ND
2015-09-21378772ND
2015-09-21378773ND
2015-12-14402237ND
2015-12-14402238ND
2016-09-12ND
2016-09-12ND
2017-09-18ND
2017-09-18ND
2018-09-17571936ND
2018-09-17571937ND
2019-09-03630424ND
2019-09-03630425ND
2019-12-02646925ND
2019-12-02646926ND