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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene

Emmaus Borough Public Water

1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene is an industrial solvent that can harm the adrenal glands and may increase the risk of cancer.

 

120

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND200ND
2013ND200ND
2014ND200ND
2015ND200ND
2016ND200ND
2017ND200ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 5 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 5 ppb for 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene 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 hormone disruption.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 70 ppb

The legal limit for 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in 1981. This limit may not fully protect against hormone disruption.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-16120007141ND
2012-02-16120007142ND
2012-02-16120007143ND
2012-02-16120007144ND
2012-02-16120007138ND
2012-02-16120007139ND
2012-02-16120007140ND
2012-02-16120007137ND
2012-05-15120019152ND
2012-05-15120019149ND
2012-05-15120019150ND
2012-05-15120019148ND
2012-08-06120032374ND
2012-08-06120032371ND
2012-08-06120032372ND
2012-08-06120032370ND
2012-11-13120047634ND
2012-11-13120047631ND
2012-11-13120047632ND
2012-11-13120047630ND
2013-02-21130008326ND
2013-02-21130008327ND
2013-02-21130008328ND
2013-02-21130008329ND
2013-02-21130008323ND
2013-02-21130008324ND
2013-02-21130008325ND
2013-02-21130008322ND
2013-05-20130020737ND
2013-05-20130020734ND
2013-05-20130020735ND
2013-05-20130020733ND
2013-08-22130037438ND
2013-08-22130037435ND
2013-08-22130037436ND
2013-08-22130037434ND
2013-11-26130052992ND
2013-11-26130052989ND
2013-11-26130052990ND
2013-11-26130052988ND
2014-02-26140008220ND
2014-02-26140008221ND
2014-02-26140008222ND
2014-02-26140008223ND
2014-02-26140008217ND
2014-02-26140008218ND
2014-02-26140008219ND
2014-02-26140008216ND
2014-05-27140021794ND
2014-05-27140021791ND
2014-05-27140021792ND
2014-05-27140021790ND
2014-08-28140038937ND
2014-08-28140038934ND
2014-08-28140038935ND
2014-08-28140038933ND
2014-11-25140053580ND
2014-11-25140053577ND
2014-11-25140053578ND
2014-11-25140053576ND
2015-02-2412434961ND
2015-02-2412434983ND
2015-02-2412435004ND
2015-02-2412435025ND
2015-02-2412434895ND
2015-02-2412434916ND
2015-02-2412434938ND
2015-02-2412434874ND
2015-05-2712788702ND
2015-05-2712788657ND
2015-05-2712788679ND
2015-05-2712788636ND
2015-08-2613301769ND
2015-08-2613301723ND
2015-08-2613301744ND
2015-08-2613301704ND
2015-11-2313548691ND
2015-11-2313548555ND
2015-11-2313548578ND
2015-11-2313548534ND
2016-03-0714020471ND
2016-03-0714020493ND
2016-03-0714020514ND
2016-03-0714020535ND
2016-03-0714020404ND
2016-03-0714020425ND
2016-03-0714020446ND
2016-03-0714020384ND
2016-05-2414296592ND
2016-05-2414296572ND
2016-05-2414618855ND
2016-05-2414296540ND
2016-08-3014785489ND
2016-08-3014785450ND
2016-08-3014785471ND
2016-08-3014785413ND
2016-11-1715267419ND
2016-11-1715267363ND
2016-11-1715267401ND
2016-11-1715267358ND
2017-03-0715835999ND
2017-03-0715836004ND
2017-03-0715836005ND
2017-03-0715836006ND
2017-03-0715836000ND
2017-03-0715836001ND
2017-03-0715836002ND
2017-03-0715836003ND
2017-05-2416142567ND
2017-05-2416142568ND
2017-05-2416142569ND
2017-05-2416142570ND
2017-08-3116612282ND
2017-08-3116612283ND
2017-08-3116612284ND
2017-08-3116612285ND
2017-11-0917345734ND
2017-11-0917345735ND
2017-11-0917345736ND
2017-11-0917345737ND