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1,2-Dichloropropane

Warminster Municipal Authority

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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Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND170ND
2011ND170ND
2012ND170ND
2013ND170ND
2014ND180ND
2015ND130ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.5 ppb

The 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.

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
2010-01-139826781005ND
2010-01-139826781004ND
2010-01-139826781007ND
2010-01-139826781012ND
2010-01-139826781014ND
2010-01-139826781003ND
2010-01-139826781011ND
2010-01-139826781006ND
2010-01-139826781008ND
2010-01-139826781002ND
2010-01-139826781001ND
2010-01-139826781016ND
2010-01-139826781010ND
2010-01-139826781015ND
2010-01-139826781013ND
2010-01-139826781009ND
2010-05-049843070001ND
2011-01-039883745012ND
2011-01-039883745008ND
2011-01-039883745009ND
2011-01-039883745007ND
2011-01-039883745013ND
2011-01-039883745011ND
2011-01-039883745005ND
2011-01-039883745006ND
2011-01-039883745003ND
2011-01-039883745001ND
2011-01-039883745015ND
2011-01-039883745004ND
2011-01-039883745017ND
2011-01-039883745010ND
2011-01-039883745014ND
2011-01-039883745002ND
2011-01-209886497001ND
2012-01-109946692009ND
2012-01-109946692015ND
2012-01-109946692007ND
2012-01-109946692014ND
2012-01-109946692012ND
2012-01-109946692004ND
2012-01-109946692013ND
2012-01-109946692011ND
2012-01-109946692010ND
2012-01-109946692008ND
2012-01-109946692003ND
2012-01-109946692001ND
2012-01-109946692002ND
2012-01-109946692006ND
2012-01-109946692005ND
2012-02-099951720001ND
2012-02-099951719001ND
2013-01-031006062016ND
2013-01-031006062001ND
2013-01-031006062015ND
2013-01-031006062004ND
2013-01-031006062006ND
2013-01-031006062017ND
2013-01-031006062002ND
2013-01-031006062003ND
2013-01-031006062005ND
2013-01-031006062014ND
2013-01-031006062012ND
2013-01-031006062008ND
2013-01-031006062009ND
2013-01-031006062013ND
2013-01-031006062011ND
2013-01-031006062007ND
2013-01-031006062010ND
2014-01-071066362002ND
2014-01-071066362010ND
2014-01-071066362016ND
2014-01-071066362009ND
2014-01-071066362003ND
2014-01-071066362017ND
2014-01-071066362013ND
2014-01-071066362015ND
2014-01-071066362006ND
2014-01-071066362004ND
2014-01-071066362007ND
2014-01-071066362012ND
2014-01-071066362005ND
2014-01-071066362011ND
2014-01-071066362014ND
2014-01-071066362001ND
2014-01-171068194001ND
2014-01-271069260001ND
2015-01-0512160913ND
2015-01-0812273805ND
2015-01-0812273679ND
2015-01-0812273784ND
2015-01-0812273763ND
2015-01-0812273742ND
2015-01-0812273721ND
2015-01-0812273700ND
2015-01-0812273658ND
2015-01-0812273637ND
2015-01-0812273616ND
2015-01-0812273595ND
2015-01-0812273826ND