Frequent Questions

3. What are trans-1,2-dichloroethylene's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing trans-1,2-dichloroethylene well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience problems with their liver.

This health effects language is not intended to catalog all possible health effects for trans-1,2-dichloroethylene. Rather, it is intended to inform consumers of some of the possible health effects associated with trans-1,2-dichloroethylene in drinking water when the rule was finalized.

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