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1,1,1-Trichloroethane

Emmaus Borough Public Water

1,1,1-Trichloroethane is a solvent and a degreasing agent used for manufacturing metal products and as ingredient in cleaners and aerosols. Exposure to 1,1,1-trichloroethane can harm the nervous system, liver and circulatory system.

 

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
20140.0250 ppb201ND - 0.500 ppb
2015ND200ND
20160.0250 ppb201ND - 0.500 ppb
20170.0300 ppb201ND - 0.600 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 200 ppb

The legal limit for 1,1,1-trichloroethane, established in 1987, was based on toxicity studies conducted in laboratory animals in the 1970s and 1980s.

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
2014-02-261400082200.500 ppb
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
2015-02-2412434958ND
2015-02-2412434980ND
2015-02-2412435001ND
2015-02-2412435022ND
2015-02-2412434892ND
2015-02-2412434913ND
2015-02-2412434935ND
2015-02-2412434871ND
2015-05-2712788712ND
2015-05-2712788654ND
2015-05-2712788676ND
2015-05-2712788633ND
2015-08-2613301766ND
2015-08-2613301720ND
2015-08-2613301741ND
2015-08-2613301701ND
2015-11-2313548688ND
2015-11-2313548552ND
2015-11-2313548575ND
2015-11-2313548531ND
2016-03-07140204680.500 ppb
2016-03-0714020490ND
2016-03-0714020511ND
2016-03-0714020532ND
2016-03-0714020401ND
2016-03-0714020422ND
2016-03-0714020443ND
2016-03-0714020381ND
2016-05-2414296579ND
2016-05-2414296555ND
2016-05-2414618852ND
2016-05-2414296535ND
2016-08-3014785480ND
2016-08-3014785431ND
2016-08-3014785468ND
2016-08-3014785410ND
2016-11-1715267421ND
2016-11-1715267374ND
2016-11-1715267398ND
2016-11-1715267360ND
2017-03-07158360860.600 ppb
2017-03-0715836083ND
2017-03-0715836084ND
2017-03-0715836085ND
2017-03-0715836079ND
2017-03-0715836080ND
2017-03-0715836081ND
2017-03-0715836082ND
2017-05-2416142607ND
2017-05-2416142608ND
2017-05-2416142609ND
2017-05-2416142610ND
2017-08-3116612322ND
2017-08-3116612323ND
2017-08-3116612324ND
2017-08-3116612325ND
2017-11-0917345774ND
2017-11-0917345775ND
2017-11-0917345776ND
2017-11-0917345777ND