Frequent Questions

3. What are tetrachloroethylene's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing tetrachloroethylene well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could have problems with their liver and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

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

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