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Monochlorobenzene (chlorobenzene)

Emmaus Borough Public Water

Monochlorobenzene is used as a solvent for pesticides, a degreasing agent and an intermediate for manufacturing other chemicals. It causes liver and kidney damage in studies of laboratory animals.

 

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 70 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 70 ppb for monochlorobenzene 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 harm to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The legal limit for monochlorobenzene, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1960s.

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
2015-02-2412434968ND
2015-02-2412434990ND
2015-02-2412435011ND
2015-02-2412435032ND
2015-02-2412434902ND
2015-02-2412434923ND
2015-02-2412434945ND
2015-02-2412434881ND
2015-05-2712788718ND
2015-05-2712788664ND
2015-05-2712788686ND
2015-05-2712788643ND
2015-08-2613301776ND
2015-08-2613301730ND
2015-08-2613301751ND
2015-08-2613301709ND
2015-11-2313548698ND
2015-11-2313548562ND
2015-11-2313548585ND
2015-11-2313548541ND
2016-03-0714020478ND
2016-03-0714020500ND
2016-03-0714020521ND
2016-03-0714020542ND
2016-03-0714020411ND
2016-03-0714020432ND
2016-03-0714020453ND
2016-03-0714020390ND
2016-05-2414296584ND
2016-05-2414296567ND
2016-05-2414618841ND
2016-05-2414296554ND
2016-08-3014785483ND
2016-08-3014785440ND
2016-08-3014785457ND
2016-08-3014785420ND
2016-11-1715267417ND
2016-11-1715267369ND
2016-11-1715267383ND
2016-11-1715267352ND
2017-03-0715836127ND
2017-03-0715836132ND
2017-03-0715836133ND
2017-03-0715836134ND
2017-03-0715836128ND
2017-03-0715836129ND
2017-03-0715836130ND
2017-03-0715836131ND
2017-05-2416142631ND
2017-05-2416142632ND
2017-05-2416142633ND
2017-05-2416142634ND
2017-08-3116612346ND
2017-08-3116612347ND
2017-08-3116612348ND
2017-08-3116612349ND
2017-11-0917345798ND
2017-11-0917345799ND
2017-11-0917345800ND
2017-11-0917345801ND