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Trichloroethylene

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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

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Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

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Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20100.0820 ppb505ND - 1.000 ppb
20110.0613 ppb624ND - 1.20 ppb
20120.152 ppb6210ND - 1.50 ppb
20130.1000 ppb818ND - 2.20 ppb
20140.0760 ppb786ND - 1.10 ppb
20150.193 ppb547ND - 2.32 ppb

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.4 ppb

The health guideline of 0.4 ppb for trichloroethylene was defined by the State of Minnesota as a a health risk limit, a non-enforceable guidance value. This health guideline protects against harm to the developing fetus and damage to the immune system.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)0 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2010-01-121001313-002A-POCSND
2010-01-141001412-002A-POCSND
2010-01-271001814-005A-POCSND
2010-01-271001814-002A-POCSND
2010-02-161002485-002A-POCSND
2010-02-161002485-006A-POCSND
2010-02-171002560-002A-POCSND
2010-02-231002785-003A-POCSND
2010-03-161003601-002A-POCSND
2010-03-171003658-003A-POCSND
2010-03-221003799-002A-POCSND
2010-03-231003855-003A-POCSND
2010-04-131004562-002A-POCSND
2010-04-141004608-002A-POCSND
2010-04-201004904-003A-POCSND
2010-04-211004937-002A-POCSND
2010-05-181006019-002A-POCSND
2010-05-241006254-004A-POCSND
2010-05-241006252-002A-POCS1.000 ppb
2010-05-261006347-004A-POCSND
2010-06-141007003-002A-POCSND
2010-06-141007025-002A-POCSND
2010-06-171007220-002A-POCS0.700 ppb
2010-06-181007255-003A-POCSND
2010-06-181007255-002A-POCSND
2010-06-231007410-004A-POCSND
2010-07-141008176-004A-POCSND
2010-07-1910082365-002AND
2010-07-211008501-002AND
2010-07-221008565-002A-POCS0.800 ppb
2010-07-221008565-004AND
2010-08-101009275-002A-POCSND
2010-08-121009422-002A-POCS1.000 ppb
2010-08-241009871-002A-POCSND
2010-08-241009901-004A-POCSND
2010-08-261010022-002A-POCSND
2010-09-141010664-004A-POCSND
2010-09-161010772-002A-POCSND
2010-09-201010880-002A-POCSND
2010-09-281011268-002A-POCS0.600 ppb
2010-09-291011320-002A-POCSND
2010-10-251010884-002-POCSND
2010-10-251010884-006-POCSND
2010-10-271010962-002A-POCSND
2010-10-281010A08-004-POCSND
2010-11-021011053-002-POCSND
2010-11-081011294-002-POCSND
2010-11-151011521-002-POCSND
2010-11-181011722-004-POCSND
2010-12-201012807-003-POCSND
2011-01-181101501-003-POCSND
2011-01-251101730-002-POCSND
2011-02-081102218-002-POCSND
2011-02-251102867-002-POCSND
2011-02-281102905-001-POCSND
2011-03-091103390-002-POCSND
2011-03-151103594-002-POCSND
2011-03-241103909-002-POCSND
2011-04-041104066-002-POCSND
2011-04-061104212-002-POCSND
2011-04-131104557-002-POCSND
2011-05-031105082-002-POCSND
2011-05-041105161-002-POCSND
2011-05-091105337-002-POCSND
2011-05-181105754-004-POCSND
2011-05-181105754-002-POCSND
2011-05-181105754-003-POCSND
2011-05-181105754-001-POCSND
2011-05-201105864-003-POCSND
2011-05-201105864-005-POCSND
2011-05-201105864-004-POCSND
2011-05-201105864-006-POCSND
2011-05-290305811-002A-POCSND
2011-06-131106560-002-POCSND
2011-06-131106583-002-POCSND
2011-06-151106694-002-POCSND
2011-06-171106841-003-POCSND
2011-06-211106A07-002-POCSND
2011-06-211106A07-003-POCS1.20 ppb
2011-06-221106A26-003-POCSND
2011-06-221106A26-002-POCSND
2011-07-111107308-002-POCSND
2011-07-121107376-002-POCSND
2011-07-131107448-002-POCS0.700 ppb
2011-07-181107654-003-POCSND
2011-07-191107718-003-POCSND
2011-07-191107718-002-POCSND
2011-07-251107974-002-POCSND
2011-07-251107974-003-POCSND
2011-08-161108762-002-POCS1.000 ppb
2011-08-161108764-002-POCSND
2011-08-181108934-003-POCSND
2011-08-181108934-002-POCSND
2011-08-221108A50-002-POCSND
2011-08-241108B57-004-POCSND
2011-08-311108E33-001-POCSND
2011-08-311108E33-004-POCSND
2011-09-061109084-002-POCSND
2011-09-061109122-002-POCSND
2011-09-081109256-002-POCSND
2011-09-081109256-003-POCSND
2011-09-121109368-002-POCSND
2011-09-121109368-003-POCSND
2011-09-131109423-004-POCSND
2011-09-201109773-001-POCS0.900 ppb
2011-10-041110059-002-POCSND
2011-10-141110498-004-POCSND
2011-10-241110828-002-POCSND
2011-11-071111253-002-POCSND
2011-11-211111771-002-POCSND
2011-12-051112132-002-POCSND
2011-12-131112492-002-POCSND
2012-01-171201469-002-POCSND
2012-01-241201755-002-POCSND
2012-02-141202469-002-POCSND
2012-02-151202549-002-POCSND
2012-03-051203120-002-POCSND
2012-03-121203388-002-POCSND
2012-04-091204340-002-POCSND
2012-04-111204460-002-POCSND
2012-04-171204685-005-POCSND
2012-04-171204685-002-POCSND
2012-04-171204685-003-POCSND
2012-04-171204685-004-POCSND
2012-04-181204758-002-POCSND
2012-05-021205092-002-POCSND
2012-05-071205287-002-POCSND
2012-05-091205426-002-POCSND
2012-06-041206037-002-POCSND
2012-06-061206180-002-POCS0.700 ppb
2012-06-111206395-002-POCSND
2012-06-271206B33-002-POC SND
2012-07-091207324-002-POCSND
2012-07-111207442-002-POCSND
2012-07-161207673-002-POCS0.700 ppb
2012-07-181207851-001-POCSND
2012-07-231207A57-002-POCSND
2012-08-011208001-002-POCSND
2012-08-061208209-002-POCSND
2012-08-081208393-002-POCS0.900 ppb
2012-08-091208536-004-POCS1.50 ppb
2012-08-091208536-006-POCSND
2012-08-291208E82-004-POCSND
2012-08-291208E82-002-POCSND
2012-09-071209342-003-POCS0.900 ppb
2012-09-101209396-001-POCSND
2012-09-121209566-003-POCS1.40 ppb
2012-09-171209804-003-POCS0.800 ppb
2012-09-191209975-002-POCSND
2012-09-241209B92-003-POCSND
2012-09-241209B83-002-POCSND
2012-09-251209C71-003-POCSND
2012-09-261209D64-005-POCSND
2012-10-011210001-003-POCS0.700 ppb
2012-10-091210453-002-POCSND
2012-10-101210552-002-POCSND
2012-10-111210653-003-POCS0.600 ppb
2012-10-161210861-001-POCSND
2012-10-221210B67-005-POCSND
2012-10-251210D89-003-POCS1.20 ppb
2012-11-021211067-003-POCSND
2012-11-071211263-002-POCSND
2012-11-091211389-003-POCSND
2012-11-131211476-002-POCSND
2012-11-151211672-003-POCSND
2012-11-201211885-003-POCSND
2012-11-281211B89-003-POCSND
2012-12-031212007-002-POCSND
2012-12-051212177-003-POCSND
2012-12-071212354-003-POCSND
2012-12-121212588-003-POCSND
2012-12-181212921-005-POCSND
2012-12-191212A09-003-POCSND
2012-12-271212C78-003-POCSND
2013-01-021301043-003-POCSND
2013-01-081301277-002-POCSND
2013-01-101301441-003-POCSND
2013-01-141301581-002-POCSND
2013-01-171301772-003-POCSND
2013-01-231301A04-005-POCSND
2013-01-251301B28-003-POCSND
2013-01-311301D25-003-POCSND
2013-02-041302060-002-POCSND
2013-02-061302202-003-POCSND
2013-02-131302475-005-POCSND
2013-02-151302625-003-POCSND
2013-02-201302779-003-POCSND
2013-02-221302924-003-POCSND
2013-02-281302B75-003-POCSND
2013-03-041303050-002-POCSND
2013-03-051303126-002-POCSND
2013-03-111303436-003-POCSND
2013-03-181303812-005-POCSND
2013-03-211303A60-003-POCSND
2013-03-271303C87-003-POCSND
2013-04-011304009-003-POCSND
2013-04-021304154-002-POCSND
2013-04-031304193-002-POCSND
2013-04-151304842-005-POCSND
2013-04-181304B17-003-POCS0.800 ppb
2013-04-241304E57-004-POCS0.500 ppb
2013-04-301304G63-003-POCS0.800 ppb
2013-05-021305099-002-POCSND
2013-05-061305273-002-POCSND
2013-05-131305622-005-POCSND
2013-05-201305A21-004-POCS0.800 ppb
2013-06-031306004-002-POCSND
2013-06-041306075-003-POCSND
2013-06-101306423-003-POCSND
2013-06-171306859-007-POCSND
2013-06-171306859-005-POCSND
2013-06-171306859-008-POCSND
2013-07-011307024-002-POCSND
2013-07-031307205-001-POCSND
2013-07-031307205-005-POCSND
2013-07-031307205-003-POCSND
2013-07-031307205-002-POCSND
2013-07-031307205-004-POCSND
2013-07-081307318-003-POCSND
2013-07-221307A42-003-POCS2.20 ppb
2013-07-241307B58-004-POCSND
2013-07-241307B58-007-POCSND
2013-07-241307B58-006-POCSND
2013-08-051308145-002-POCSND
2013-08-081308436-003-POCSND
2013-08-151308779-003-POCSND
2013-08-191308913-004-POCSND
2013-08-191308913-006-POCSND
2013-08-191308913-007-POCSND
2013-09-041309110-002-POCSND
2013-09-051309202-001-POCSND
2013-09-051309202-002-POCSND
2013-09-051309202-004-POCSND
2013-09-051309202-003-POCSND
2013-09-051309202-005-POCSND
2013-09-051309202-006-POCSND
2013-09-111309583-003-POCSND
2013-09-161309846-0031.20 ppb
2013-09-231309C70-010-POCSND
2013-09-231309C70-005-POCSND
2013-10-021310115-002-POCSND
2013-10-071310350-002-POCSND
2013-10-091310544-003-POCSND
2013-10-161310891-003-POCS1.30 ppb
2013-10-211310A97-002-POCSND
2013-10-211310A97-001-POCSND
2013-11-041311059-002-POCSND
2013-11-061311269-001-POCSND
2013-11-061311238-003-POCS0.500 ppb
2013-11-191311934-005-POCSND
2013-11-191311934-004-POCSND
2013-12-021312003-002-POCSND
2013-12-041312160-004-POCSND
2013-12-041312160-005-POCSND
2013-12-161312848-003-POCSND
2014-01-071401138-002-POCSND
2014-01-081401236-003-POCSND
2014-01-08140123-003-POCSND
2014-01-131401426-007-POCSND
2014-01-131401426-006-POCSND
2014-01-211401879-003-POCSND
2014-02-031402004-002-POCSND
2014-02-041402034-003-POCSND
2014-02-101402372-003-POCSND
2014-02-271402F41-005-POCSND
2014-02-271402F41-004-POCSND
2014-03-031403014-002-POCSND
2014-03-041403096-003-POCSND
2014-03-101403566-003-POCSND
2014-03-191403D40-005-POCSND
2014-03-191403D40-004-POCSND
2014-04-011404032-003-POCSND
2014-04-031404265-002-POCSND
2014-04-141404979-005-POCSND
2014-04-141404979-004-POCSND
2014-04-161404C04-003-POCSND
2014-05-011405011-002-POCSND
2014-05-021405136-004-POCSND
2014-05-021405136-002-POCSND
2014-05-021405136-005-POCSND
2014-05-021405136-006-POCSND
2014-05-021405136-003-POCSND
2014-05-021405136-007-POCSND
2014-05-051405184-004-POCSND
2014-05-051405184-005-POCSND
2014-05-121405744-003-POCS1.10 ppb
2014-05-121405773-003-POCSND
2014-06-021406009-002-POCSND
2014-06-031406123-004-POCSND
2014-06-031406123-005-POCSND
2014-06-041406340-004-POCSND
2014-06-041406340-002-POCSND
2014-06-091406553-003-POCS0.830 ppb
2014-06-171406B86-003-POCSND
2014-06-241406G86-002-POCSND
2014-07-011407007-002-POCSND
2014-07-071407321-003-POCS0.800 ppb
2014-07-091407553-003-POCSND
2014-07-211407E05-004-POCSND
2014-07-211407E05-005-POCSND
2014-07-291407K19-002-POCSND
2014-08-051408163-002-POCSND
2014-08-111408603-003-POCS1.10 ppb
2014-08-121408691-003-POCSND
2014-08-191408C70-001-POCSND
2014-08-191408C70-002-POCSND
2014-08-251408H13-002-POCSND
2014-08-311508N08-002-POCSND
2014-09-021409006-002-POCSND
2014-09-031409147-003-POCS1.000 ppb
2014-09-081409465-005-POCSND
2014-09-081409465-004-POCSND
2014-09-091409574-003-POCSND
2014-09-291409L55-002-POCSND
2014-09-301409M86-003-POCSND
2014-09-301409M86-002-POCSND
2014-10-061410303-004-POCSND
2014-10-061410303-005-POCSND
2014-10-071410401-002-POCSND
2014-10-081410540-002-POCSND
2014-10-141410867-003-POCSND
2014-10-211410D18-003-POCS1.10 ppb
2014-11-0314110290002-POCSND
2014-11-031511114-002-POCSND
2014-11-041411162-005-POCSND
2014-11-041411162-004-POCSND
2014-11-041411160-003-POCSND
2014-11-121411708-003-POCSND
2014-12-011412004-002-POCSND
2014-12-011412055-003-POCSND
2014-12-081412528-004-POCSND
2014-12-081412528-005-POCSND
2014-12-151412A53-003-POCSND
2015-01-051501057-002-POCSND
2015-01-051501098-003-POCSND
2015-01-141501749-003-POCSND
2015-01-261501F00-005-POCSND
2015-01-261501F00-004-POCSND
2015-02-021502020-002-POCSND
2015-02-031502056-003-POCSND
2015-02-101502545-003-POCSND
2015-03-031503079-003-POCSND
2015-03-041503215-002-POCSND
2015-03-111503703-003-POCSND
2015-04-011504025-002-POCSND
2015-04-061504303-003-POCSND
2015-04-211504F27-003-POCS0.880 ppb
2015-05-041505116-002-POCSND
2015-05-041505165-003-POCSND
2015-05-081505605-003-POCSND
2015-05-111505698-003-POCS1.11 ppb
2015-06-041506372-003-POCSND
2015-06-041506372-001-POCSND
2015-06-041506372-002-POCSND
2015-06-081506608-003-POCSND
2015-06-091506752-002-POCSND
2015-06-101506840-003-POCS1.16 ppb
2015-06-251506K63-002-POCSND
2015-07-071507339-003-POCSND
2015-07-091507598-003-POCSND
2015-07-171507C71-002-POCSND
2015-07-221507F82-003-POCS1.45 ppb
2015-07-281507J60-005-POCSND
2015-07-281507J60-004-POCSND
2015-08-041508128-002-POCSND
2015-08-121508902-003-POCSND
2015-08-121508306-003-POCS2.09 ppb
2015-08-191508E91-005-POCSND
2015-08-191508E91-004-POCSND
2015-09-021509122-03-POCSND
2015-09-021509122-003-POCSND
2015-09-091509634-003-POCSND
2015-09-161509B60-003-POCS2.32 ppb
2015-09-221509G40-005-POCSND
2015-09-221509G40-004-POCSND
2015-09-291509L97-002-POCSND
2015-10-061510378-002-POCSND
2015-10-131510890-003-POCS1.42 ppb
2015-10-141510A29-003-POCSND
2015-10-201510E70-005-POCSND
2015-10-201510E70-006-POCSND
2015-10-271510K13-002-POCSND
2015-11-041511265-003-POCSND
2015-11-171511C64-005-POCSND
2015-11-171511C64-006-POCSND
2015-12-011512014-002-POCSND
2015-12-16151D35-005ND