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trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene

Northampton Bucks County Municipal Authority

1,2-Dichloroethylene, a neurotoxic solvent, exists in two different forms: trans-1,2-dichloroethylene and cis-1,2-dichloroethylene. A mixture of the two forms is used to manufacture other solvents and chemical products.

 

94

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND120ND
2013ND120ND
2014ND230ND
2015ND150ND
2016ND110ND
2017ND210ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 60 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 60 ppb for trans-1,2-dichloroethylene 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 harm to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The legal limit for trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-28L4066896-1ND
2012-03-07L4061769-1ND
2012-05-23L4168750-1ND
2012-05-23L4168751-1ND
2012-06-06L3257952-3ND
2012-06-06L3257952-1ND
2012-06-06L3257952-2ND
2012-06-06L3257952-4ND
2012-08-16L4291049-1ND
2012-08-16L4291049-2ND
2012-11-15L4392086-2ND
2012-11-15L4392086-1ND
2013-03-05L3661861-2ND
2013-03-05L3661861-1ND
2013-05-14L2391330-1ND
2013-05-14L2286687-1ND
2013-07-02L1595500-2ND
2013-07-02L1595500-4ND
2013-07-02L1595500-1ND
2013-07-02L1595500-3ND
2013-08-08L4725530-1ND
2013-08-08L4725529-1ND
2013-11-19L4836093-1ND
2013-11-19L4836092-1ND
2014-02-25L4951918-1ND
2014-02-25L4951922-1ND
2014-05-20L4690565-1ND
2014-05-20L4799412-1ND
2014-07-17L5163463-13ND
2014-07-17L5163463-1ND
2014-07-17L5163463-2ND
2014-07-17L5163463-15ND
2014-07-17L5163463-3ND
2014-07-17L5163463-14ND
2014-07-17L5163463-4ND
2014-07-17L5163463-7ND
2014-07-17L5163463-6ND
2014-07-17L5163463-5ND
2014-07-17L5163463-12ND
2014-07-17L5163463-10ND
2014-07-17L5163463-11ND
2014-07-17L5163463-9ND
2014-07-17L5163463-8ND
2014-08-15L4359849-1ND
2014-08-15L4460454-1ND
2014-12-04L5352437-1ND
2014-12-04L5352436-1ND
2015-02-1012390486ND
2015-02-1012390432ND
2015-05-1112738434ND
2015-05-1112738488ND
2015-07-0913859323ND
2015-07-0913859377ND
2015-07-0913859431ND
2015-08-1913123830ND
2015-08-1913123884ND
2015-08-2813124405ND
2015-11-2013503424ND
2015-11-2013503370ND
2015-11-2013503586ND
2015-11-2013503532ND
2015-11-2013503478ND
2016-02-2313975159ND
2016-02-2313975106ND
2016-02-2313975053ND
2016-02-2313975000ND
2016-02-2313974947ND
2016-05-2414237907ND
2016-07-2114555718ND
2016-07-2114555770ND
2016-07-2114555666ND
2016-07-2114555614ND
2016-08-3014892510ND
2017-02-2715644174ND
2017-06-0716243963ND
2017-08-0116551822ND
2017-08-0116551770ND
2017-08-0116552082ND
2017-08-0116551874ND
2017-08-0116552030ND
2017-08-0116551978ND
2017-08-0116552134ND
2017-08-0116551926ND
2017-08-1716553056ND
2017-08-1716553108ND
2017-08-1716553004ND
2017-08-1716553160ND
2017-08-1716553264ND
2017-08-1716553212ND
2017-08-2416552924ND
2017-08-2416552820ND
2017-08-2416552768ND
2017-08-2416552716ND
2017-08-2416552872ND