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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,1,2-Trichloroethane

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1,1,2-Trichloroethane is a volatile neurotoxic solvent used for manufacturing products such as plastic wrap and carpet backing. It causes liver tumors in animal studies. Read More.

The EPA classifies 1,1,2- trichloroethane as a possible human carcinogen. The California public health goal of 0.3 parts per billion, set to protect against cancer, is 16 times lower than the amount allowed by the federal government, which is a Maximum Contaminant Level of 5 parts per billion.

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32

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND90ND
2015ND100ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND50ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.3 ppb for 1,1,2-trichloroethane 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 1,1,2-trichloroethane, established in 1992, 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 due to 1,1,2-trichloroethane exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-0816353301ND
2012-02-0816353901ND
2013-04-2321984601ND
2013-04-2321984701ND
2014-04-0225340001ND
2014-04-0225341501ND
2014-04-0325340301ND
2014-04-0325340801ND
2014-06-2525340501ND
2014-08-0626818001ND
2014-08-0626818101ND
2014-10-0627104001ND
2014-10-0627103901ND
2015-01-0812283054ND
2015-01-0812283033ND
2015-04-0912628874ND
2015-04-0912628895ND
2015-04-0912628939ND
2015-04-0912628916ND
2015-07-1313008755ND
2015-09-1613260281ND
2015-10-0613385342ND
2015-10-0613385321ND
2016-04-0514097878ND
2016-04-0514097836ND
2016-04-0514097901ND
2016-04-0514097857ND
2017-04-1115931646ND
2017-04-1115931583ND
2017-04-1115931669ND
2017-04-1115931604ND
2017-04-1115931625ND