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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene

Penn State Univ.

1,2-Dichloroethylene, a neurotoxic solvent, exists in two different forms: trans-1,2-dichloroethylene and cis-1,2-dichloroethylene. A mixture of the two forms is used to manufacture other solvents and chemical products.

 

167

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND340ND
2013ND280ND
2014ND140ND
2015ND350ND
2016ND270ND
2017ND290ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 60 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 60 ppb for trans-1,2-dichloroethylene 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 trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-112A11054ND
2012-01-112A11055ND
2012-01-112A11054ND
2012-02-162B16056ND
2012-02-162B16062ND
2012-02-162B16056ND
2012-03-152C15113ND
2012-03-152C15114ND
2012-03-152C15113ND
2012-04-102D10034ND
2012-04-102D10032ND
2012-04-102D10034ND
2012-05-162E16047ND
2012-05-162E16052ND
2012-06-132F13082ND
2012-06-132F13085ND
2012-07-182G18164ND
2012-07-182G18165ND
2012-07-182G18164ND
2012-08-142H14056ND
2012-08-142H14056ND
2012-08-142H14056ND
2012-09-132I14008ND
2012-09-132I14008ND
2012-09-132I14008ND
2012-10-102J11011ND
2012-10-102J11013ND
2012-10-102J11011ND
2012-11-142K14103ND
2012-11-142K14103ND
2012-11-142K14103ND
2012-12-122L12132ND
2012-12-122L12141ND
2012-12-122L12132ND
2013-01-163A16080ND
2013-01-163A16077ND
2013-02-133B13070ND
2013-02-133B13069ND
2013-03-143C14062ND
2013-03-143C14067ND
2013-04-163D16078ND
2013-04-163D16079ND
2013-05-143E14110ND
2013-05-143E14111ND
2013-06-193F19020ND
2013-06-193F19038ND
2013-06-283F28065ND
2013-07-163G16031ND
2013-07-163G16034ND
2013-08-143H14065ND
2013-08-143H14088ND
2013-09-183I18061ND
2013-09-183I18062ND
2013-09-183I18061ND
2013-10-163J16032ND
2013-10-163J16040ND
2013-10-163J16032ND
2013-11-193K19048-06ND
2013-11-193K19040-06ND
2013-12-123L12046-07ND
2013-12-123L12104-06ND
2013-12-123L12046-06ND
2014-01-234A23025-07ND
2014-01-234A23033-06ND
2014-01-234A23025-06ND
2014-02-204B20042-07ND
2014-02-204B20041-07ND
2014-02-204B20042-06ND
2014-03-114C11016-07ND
2014-03-114C11027-07ND
2014-03-114C11016-06ND
2014-04-094D09031-01ND
2014-04-094D09036-01ND
2014-04-094D09037-01ND
2014-06-114F11107-05ND
2014-06-114F11107-04ND
2015-01-2113561233ND
2015-01-2113561268ND
2015-01-2113561234ND
2015-02-1713561317ND
2015-02-1713561289ND
2015-02-1713561318ND
2015-03-1713561359ND
2015-03-1713561360ND
2015-03-1813561394ND
2015-04-2813561423ND
2015-04-2813561422ND
2015-05-2013561485ND
2015-05-2013561457ND
2015-05-2013561486ND
2015-06-1713561548ND
2015-06-1713561520ND
2015-06-1713561549ND
2015-07-1413561590ND
2015-07-1413561625ND
2015-07-1413561591ND
2015-08-1213561675ND
2015-08-1213561646ND
2015-08-1213561674ND
2015-09-1613561737ND
2015-09-1613561709ND
2015-09-1613561738ND
2015-10-1513561779ND
2015-10-1513561814ND
2015-10-1513561780ND
2015-11-1113561181ND
2015-11-1113561157ND
2015-11-1113561205ND
2015-12-1013681472ND
2015-12-1013681510ND
2015-12-1013681473ND
2016-01-2613801549ND
2016-01-2613801501ND
2016-01-2613801525ND
2016-02-2313917097ND
2016-02-2313917063ND
2016-02-2313917098ND
2016-03-1614032222ND
2016-03-1614032199ND
2016-03-1614032176ND
2016-04-2014163583ND
2016-04-2014163549ND
2016-04-2014163584ND
2016-05-1814312891ND
2016-05-1814312929ND
2016-05-1814312892ND
2016-06-2114471216ND
2016-06-2114471255ND
2016-06-2114471217ND
2016-07-1914636458ND
2016-07-1914636422ND
2016-07-1914636459ND
2016-08-2314804529ND
2016-08-2314804479ND
2016-08-2314804504ND
2016-09-2814975874ND
2016-09-2814975913ND
2016-09-2814975875ND
2017-01-1715573230ND
2017-01-1715573231ND
2017-01-1815573194ND
2017-02-2315709643ND
2017-02-2315709644ND
2017-03-1315850532ND
2017-03-2315850699ND
2017-03-2815850827ND
2017-04-1816001573ND
2017-04-1816001574ND
2017-06-2816321143ND
2017-07-1216473286ND
2017-07-1216473349ND
2017-07-1216473350ND
2017-07-1216473351ND
2017-07-1216473352ND
2017-07-1216473353ND
2017-07-1216473354ND
2017-08-0316629361ND
2017-09-2016787332ND
2017-10-3116937424ND
2017-11-2617077266ND
2017-11-2617077267ND
2017-11-2617077268ND
2017-11-2617077269ND
2017-11-2617077270ND
2017-11-2617077271ND
2017-11-3017077363ND
2017-12-1917217471ND