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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene

United Water Pennsylvania

1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene is an industrial solvent that can harm the adrenal glands and may increase the risk of cancer.

 

13

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 5 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 5 ppb for 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene 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 hormone disruption.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 70 ppb

The legal limit for 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in 1981. This limit may not fully protect against hormone disruption.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-01SIXTH STREETND
2012-02-01HUMMELSTOWNND
2013-02-041304656ND
2013-02-041304656ND
2014-02-111071349001ND
2014-02-111071349002ND
2015-02-0212481601ND
2015-02-0212481568ND
2016-01-0613836760ND
2016-01-0813836781ND
2016-09-1515033287ND
2017-02-0815754640ND
2017-02-0815754673ND