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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,1,2-Trichloroethane

Emmaus Borough Public Water

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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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 0.3 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
2012-02-16120007141ND
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
2015-02-2412434959ND
2015-02-2412434981ND
2015-02-2412435002ND
2015-02-2412435023ND
2015-02-2412434893ND
2015-02-2412434914ND
2015-02-2412434936ND
2015-02-2412434872ND
2015-05-2712788716ND
2015-05-2712788655ND
2015-05-2712788677ND
2015-05-2712788634ND
2015-08-2613301767ND
2015-08-2613301721ND
2015-08-2613301742ND
2015-08-2613301702ND
2015-11-2313548689ND
2015-11-2313548553ND
2015-11-2313548576ND
2015-11-2313548532ND
2016-03-0714020469ND
2016-03-0714020491ND
2016-03-0714020512ND
2016-03-0714020533ND
2016-03-0714020402ND
2016-03-0714020423ND
2016-03-0714020444ND
2016-03-0714020382ND
2016-05-2414296580ND
2016-05-2414296556ND
2016-05-2414618853ND
2016-05-2414296534ND
2016-08-3014785481ND
2016-08-3014785451ND
2016-08-3014785469ND
2016-08-3014785411ND
2016-11-1715267418ND
2016-11-1715267375ND
2016-11-1715267399ND
2016-11-1715267357ND
2017-03-0715836111ND
2017-03-0715836116ND
2017-03-0715836117ND
2017-03-0715836118ND
2017-03-0715836112ND
2017-03-0715836113ND
2017-03-0715836114ND
2017-03-0715836115ND
2017-05-2416142623ND
2017-05-2416142624ND
2017-05-2416142625ND
2017-05-2416142626ND
2017-08-3116612338ND
2017-08-3116612339ND
2017-08-3116612340ND
2017-08-3116612341ND
2017-11-0917345790ND
2017-11-0917345791ND
2017-11-0917345792ND
2017-11-0917345793ND