1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene is an aromatic, colorless organic liquid. The greatest use of 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene is primarily as a dye carriet. It is also used to make herbicides and other organic chemicals; as a solvent; in wood preservatives; in abrasives. It was once used as a soil treatment for termite control. The major source of 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene in drinking water is discharge from textile finishing factories.
Some people who drink water containing 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience changes in their adrenal glands.
MCL ADVISORY - ACTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene levels were detected in your water sample to exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL).
ACTION IS OPTIONAL
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene 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 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene in Drinking Water
- ATSDR - Toxic Substances Portal - Trichlorobenzenes
- Ohio Department of Health - Private Water Systems Program - Water Quality - Organic Contaminants
- ATSDR ToxFAQs Fact Sheet - Trichlorobenzenes