1,1,2-Trichloroethane, a volatile organic chemical is a liquid with a chloroform-like odor. 1,1,2-Trichloroethane is used to make vinylidene chloride which is in turn used to make synthetic fibers and plastic wraps. It is also used in adhesives, production of Teflon tubing, in lacquer and coating formulations, and as a solvent for fats and oils. 1,1,2-Trichloroethane evaporates during its use in manufacturing other products and as a solvent. It is also released in wastewater from these uses, and in leachates and volatile emissions from landfills.
Some people who drink water containing 1,1,2-trichloroethane well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or immune systems.
MCL ADVISORY - ACTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
1,1,2-Trichloroethane levels were detected in your water sample to exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL).
ACTION IS OPTIONAL
1,1,2-Trichloroethane 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 1,1,2-Trichloroethane in Drinking Water
- ATSDR - Toxic Substances Portal - 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
- Ohio Department of Health - Private Water Systems Program - Water Quality - Organic Contaminants
- ATSDR ToxFAQs Fact Sheet - 1,1,2-Trichloroethane