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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,1-Dichloroethylene

United Water Pennsylvania

1,1-Dichloroethylene is used for plastics production. It damages DNA and causes cancer in laboratory animal studies.

 

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

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 7 ppb

The legal limit for 1,1-dichloroethylene, established in 1987, was based on a toxicity study conducted in laboratory animals in the 1980s.

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
2015-02-0212481591ND
2015-02-0212481558ND
2016-01-0613836750ND
2016-01-0813836771ND
2016-09-1515033277ND
2017-02-0815754630ND
2017-02-0815754663ND