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1,1,1-Trichloroethane

United Water Pennsylvania

1,1,1-Trichloroethane is a solvent and a degreasing agent used for manufacturing metal products and as ingredient in cleaners and aerosols. Exposure to 1,1,1-trichloroethane can harm the nervous system, liver and circulatory system.

 

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) 200 ppb

The legal limit for 1,1,1-trichloroethane, established in 1987, was based on toxicity studies conducted in laboratory animals in the 1970s and 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
2015-02-0212481602ND
2015-02-0212481569ND
2016-01-0613836761ND
2016-01-0813836782ND
2016-09-1515033288ND
2017-02-0815754641ND
2017-02-0815754674ND