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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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1,2-Dichloropropane

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1,2-Dichloropropane is a volatile carcinogenic solvent discharged from chemical factories and landfills. It also contaminates farmland due to its former use as a soil fumigant. Read More.

The insecticide and fumigant uses of 1,2-dichloropropane were discontinued in the 1980s, but it is still used as an industrial solvent. The California public health goal of 0.5 parts per billion, set to protect against cancer, is 10 times lower than the amount allowed by the federal government, which is a Maximum Contaminant Level of 5 parts per billion. 1,2-Dichloropropane can also damage the nervous system, liver, kidneys, and digestive and respiratory systems.

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Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND120ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND100ND
2015ND70ND
2016ND90ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.5 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.5 ppb for 1,2-dichloropropane 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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The legal limit for 1,2-dichloropropane, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2012-06-15ND
2012-06-15ND
2012-06-15ND
2012-08-02ND
2012-08-03ND
2012-08-07ND
2012-08-08ND
2012-08-09ND
2012-08-28ND
2012-10-25ND
2012-11-27ND
2012-11-27ND
2013-06-18ND
2013-06-18ND
2014-02-20ND
2014-05-29ND
2014-05-29ND
2014-05-29ND
2014-05-29ND
2014-05-30ND
2014-05-30ND
2014-06-05ND
2014-06-06ND
2014-07-21ND
2015-04-06ND
2015-07-06ND
2015-07-06ND
2015-07-14ND
2015-07-16ND
2015-07-22ND
2015-11-09ND
2016-03-11ND
2016-03-11ND
2016-04-22ND
2016-06-06ND
2016-06-14ND
2016-06-17ND
2016-06-21ND
2016-06-22ND
2016-06-22ND
2017-06-22ND
2017-09-01ND