Chlorobenzene is a colorless organic liquid with a faint, almond-like odor. Chlorobenzene is used in the manufacture of other organic chemicals, dyestuffs and insecticides. It is also used a solvent for adhesives, drugs, rubber, paints and dry cleaning, and as a fiber-swelling agents in textile processing. The major source of chlorobenzene in drinking water is discharge from chemical and agricultural chemical factories.
Some people who drink water containing chlorobenzene well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience problems with their liver or kidneys.
MCL ADVISORY - ACTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Chlorobenzene levels were detected in your water sample to exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL).
ACTION IS OPTIONAL
Chlorobenzene levels were detected in your water sample but do not exceed the maximum contaminant level.
- USEPA - Water: Basic Information about Regulated Drinking Water Contaminants - Basic Information about Chlorobenzene in Drinking Water
- ATSDR - Toxic Substances Portal - Chlorobenzene
- Ohio Department of Health - Private Water Systems Program - Water Quality - Organic Contaminants
- ATSDR Fact Sheet - Chlorobenzene