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1,2-Dichloroethane

North Penn Water Authority

1,2-Dichloroethane is a volatile carcinogenic chemical used to make plastic products such as polyvinyl chloride. Read More.

Also known as ethylene dichloride, it has been widely used as an intermediate for manufacturing other chemicals and as a solvent. 1,2-Dichloroethane causes multiple types of cancer in animal studies, and damages liver, kidneys, and the immune and nervous systems. The EPA classifies 1,2-dichloroethane as a probable human carcinogen.

Click here to read more about carcinogenic VOCs.

 

306

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND370ND
2013ND520ND
2014ND510ND
2015ND470ND
2016ND600ND
2017ND590ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.4 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.4 ppb for 1,2-dichloroethane 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-dichloroethane, established in 1987, 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 1,2-dichloroethane exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-1812011268ND
2012-01-1812011268ND
2012-01-1812011268ND
2012-05-0720121667ND
2012-05-0720121668ND
2012-05-0720121669ND
2012-05-0720121670ND
2012-05-0720121671ND
2012-05-0720121672ND
2012-06-0620122029ND
2012-06-0620122027ND
2012-06-0620122028ND
2012-06-0620122026ND
2012-07-1120122428ND
2012-07-1120122429ND
2012-08-0120122665ND
2012-08-0120122660ND
2012-08-0120122661ND
2012-08-0120122662ND
2012-08-0120122664ND
2012-08-0120122663ND
2012-09-1920123305ND
2012-09-1920123302ND
2012-09-1920123303ND
2012-09-1920123306ND
2012-09-1920123304ND
2012-10-1720123691ND
2012-10-1720123692ND
2012-10-1720123693ND
2012-11-2620124016ND
2012-11-2620124017ND
2012-11-2620124018ND
2012-11-2620124019ND
2012-12-1220124345ND
2012-12-1220124342ND
2012-12-1220124343ND
2012-12-1220124344ND
2013-01-1620130197ND
2013-01-1620130198ND
2013-01-1620130199ND
2013-02-0620130465ND
2013-02-0620130466ND
2013-02-0620130467ND
2013-02-0620130468ND
2013-04-1720131328ND
2013-04-1720131323ND
2013-04-1720131324ND
2013-04-1720131326ND
2013-04-1720131325ND
2013-04-1720131327ND
2013-05-1520131666ND
2013-05-1520131667ND
2013-05-1520131668ND
2013-05-1520131669ND
2013-05-1520131670ND
2013-05-1520131671ND
2013-06-0520131984ND
2013-06-0520131979ND
2013-06-0520131980ND
2013-06-0520131982ND
2013-06-0520131983ND
2013-06-0520131981ND
2013-07-1020132442ND
2013-07-1020132443ND
2013-07-1020132444ND
2013-08-1920133017ND
2013-08-1920133018ND
2013-08-1920133014ND
2013-08-1920133015ND
2013-08-1920133016ND
2013-08-1920133019ND
2013-09-1820133416ND
2013-09-1820133417ND
2013-09-1820133418ND
2013-09-1820133419ND
2013-09-1820133420ND
2013-10-1620133724ND
2013-10-1620133725ND
2013-10-1620133727ND
2013-10-1620133726ND
2013-11-1120134022ND
2013-11-1120134023ND
2013-11-1120134024ND
2013-11-1120134025ND
2013-12-1120134387ND
2013-12-1120134388ND
2013-12-1120134390ND
2013-12-1120134391ND
2013-12-1120134389ND
2014-01-2020140222ND
2014-01-2020140223ND
2014-01-2020140224ND
2014-01-2020140225ND
2014-02-1220140545ND
2014-02-1220140546ND
2014-02-1220140542ND
2014-02-1220140543ND
2014-02-1220140544ND
2014-02-1220140547ND
2014-03-0520140816ND
2014-03-0520140817ND
2014-03-0520140818ND
2014-03-0520140819ND
2014-03-0520140820ND
2014-04-0220141122ND
2014-04-0220141123ND
2014-04-0220141125ND
2014-04-0220141124ND
2014-05-1920141698ND
2014-05-1920141699ND
2014-05-1920141700ND
2014-05-1920141701ND
2014-06-0420141932ND
2014-06-0420141933ND
2014-06-0420141935ND
2014-06-0420141936ND
2014-06-0420141934ND
2014-07-1620142445ND
2014-07-1620142446ND
2014-07-1620142447ND
2014-08-1820142827ND
2014-08-1820142828ND
2014-08-1820142824ND
2014-08-1820142825ND
2014-08-1820142826ND
2014-08-1820142829ND
2014-09-0820143077ND
2014-09-0820143078ND
2014-09-0820143079ND
2014-09-0820143080ND
2014-09-0820143081ND
2014-11-1014110622-001ND
2014-11-1014110622-002ND
2014-11-1014110622-003ND
2014-11-1014110622-004ND
2014-12-0820144185ND
2014-12-0820144186ND
2014-12-0820144188ND
2014-12-0820144189ND
2014-12-0820144187ND
2015-01-1912287156ND
2015-01-1912287177ND
2015-01-1912287198ND
2015-01-1912287219ND
2015-02-0912402103ND
2015-02-0912402124ND
2015-02-0912402040ND
2015-02-0912402061ND
2015-02-0912402082ND
2015-02-0912402145ND
2015-04-2012633461ND
2015-04-2012633482ND
2015-04-2012633524ND
2015-04-2012633503ND
2015-06-1512882975ND
2015-07-1313013070ND
2015-07-1313013096ND
2015-07-1313013122ND
2015-07-1313013148ND
2015-07-1313013174ND
2015-08-1713135671ND
2015-08-1713135692ND
2015-08-1713135734ND
2015-08-1713135755ND
2015-08-1713135713ND
2015-08-1713135776ND
2015-09-1413264713ND
2015-09-1413264739ND
2015-09-1413264765ND
2015-10-0513389217ND
2015-10-0513389238ND
2015-10-0513389280ND
2015-10-0513389259ND
2015-11-1113514208ND
2015-11-1113514145ND
2015-11-1113514166ND
2015-11-1113514187ND
2015-11-1113514229ND
2015-12-0213633349ND
2015-12-0213633375ND
2015-12-0213633401ND
2015-12-0213633427ND
2015-12-0213633453ND
2015-12-0213633479ND
2015-12-0913633505ND
2015-12-0913633305ND
2015-12-1413633326ND
2016-01-1813753168ND
2016-01-1813753189ND
2016-01-1813753210ND
2016-01-1813753231ND
2016-02-1713870705ND
2016-02-1713870726ND
2016-02-1713870642ND
2016-02-1713870663ND
2016-02-1713870684ND
2016-02-1713870747ND
2016-03-0213986056ND
2016-03-0213986082ND
2016-03-0213986108ND
2016-03-0213986134ND
2016-03-0213986160ND
2016-04-1814102973ND
2016-04-1814102994ND
2016-04-1814103036ND
2016-04-1814103015ND
2016-05-1614250808ND
2016-05-1614250829ND
2016-05-1614250850ND
2016-05-1614250871ND
2016-06-0614405893ND
2016-06-0614405920ND
2016-06-0614405974ND
2016-06-0614406001ND
2016-06-0614405947ND
2016-07-1814569954ND
2016-07-1814569975ND
2016-07-1814569996ND
2016-07-1814570017ND
2016-08-0114735674ND
2016-08-0114735695ND
2016-08-0114735611ND
2016-08-0114735632ND
2016-08-0114735653ND
2016-08-0114735716ND
2016-08-2314907955ND
2016-09-0714908082ND
2016-09-0714908109ND
2016-09-0714908136ND
2016-09-0714908163ND
2016-09-0714908190ND
2016-10-2415075731ND
2016-10-2415075752ND
2016-10-2415075794ND
2016-10-2415075773ND
2016-11-1415226168ND
2016-11-1415226084ND
2016-11-1415226105ND
2016-11-1415226210ND
2016-11-1415226126ND
2016-11-1415226189ND
2016-11-1415226147ND
2016-12-0515372193ND
2016-12-0515372214ND
2016-12-0515372235ND
2016-12-0515372256ND
2016-12-0515372277ND
2017-01-2315517782ND
2017-01-2315517803ND
2017-01-2315517824ND
2017-01-2315517845ND
2017-02-2215655941ND
2017-02-2315656025ND
2017-02-2315656046ND
2017-02-2315655962ND
2017-02-2315655983ND
2017-02-2315656004ND
2017-02-2315656067ND
2017-03-2215796087ND
2017-03-2215796114ND
2017-03-2215796141ND
2017-03-2215796168ND
2017-03-2215796195ND
2017-04-1715937479ND
2017-04-1715937500ND
2017-04-1715937542ND
2017-04-1715937521ND
2017-05-1516094574ND
2017-05-1516094595ND
2017-05-1516094658ND
2017-05-1516094616ND
2017-05-1516094637ND
2017-07-0516413115ND
2017-07-0516413136ND
2017-07-0516413157ND
2017-07-1716413712ND
2017-07-1716413733ND
2017-07-1716413754ND
2017-07-1716413775ND
2017-08-0216566172ND
2017-08-0216566193ND
2017-08-0216566067ND
2017-08-0216566088ND
2017-08-0216566151ND
2017-08-0216566109ND
2017-08-0216566130ND
2017-09-1116726752ND
2017-09-1116726779ND
2017-09-1116726806ND
2017-09-1116726833ND
2017-09-1116726860ND
2017-10-1616880083ND
2017-10-1616880104ND
2017-10-1616880146ND
2017-10-1616880125ND
2017-11-0117023339ND
2017-11-0117023360ND
2017-11-0117023423ND
2017-11-0117023381ND
2017-11-0117023402ND
2017-12-0417161961ND
2017-12-0417161982ND
2017-12-0417162024ND
2017-12-0417162045ND
2017-12-0417162003ND
2017-12-0417162066ND