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1,2-Dichloroethane

Emmaus Borough Public Water

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.

 

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 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
2012-02-16120007141ND
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
2015-02-2412434963ND
2015-02-2412434985ND
2015-02-2412435006ND
2015-02-2412435027ND
2015-02-2412434897ND
2015-02-2412434918ND
2015-02-2412434940ND
2015-02-2412434876ND
2015-05-2712788711ND
2015-05-2712788659ND
2015-05-2712788681ND
2015-05-2712788638ND
2015-08-2613301771ND
2015-08-2613301725ND
2015-08-2613301746ND
2015-08-2613301700ND
2015-11-2313548693ND
2015-11-2313548557ND
2015-11-2313548580ND
2015-11-2313548536ND
2016-03-0714020473ND
2016-03-0714020495ND
2016-03-0714020516ND
2016-03-0714020537ND
2016-03-0714020406ND
2016-03-0714020427ND
2016-03-0714020448ND
2016-03-0714020380ND
2016-05-2414296594ND
2016-05-2414296574ND
2016-05-2414618836ND
2016-05-2414296537ND
2016-08-3014785491ND
2016-08-3014785446ND
2016-08-3014785452ND
2016-08-3014785416ND
2016-11-1715267423ND
2016-11-1715267371ND
2016-11-1715267403ND
2016-11-1715267353ND
2017-03-0715836071ND
2017-03-0715836076ND
2017-03-0715836077ND
2017-03-0715836078ND
2017-03-0715836072ND
2017-03-0715836073ND
2017-03-0715836074ND
2017-03-0715836075ND
2017-05-2416142603ND
2017-05-2416142604ND
2017-05-2416142605ND
2017-05-2416142606ND
2017-08-3116612318ND
2017-08-3116612319ND
2017-08-3116612320ND
2017-08-3116612321ND
2017-11-0917345770ND
2017-11-0917345771ND
2017-11-0917345772ND
2017-11-0917345773ND