Frequent Questions

3. What are p-dichlorobenzene's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing p-dichlorobenzene well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience anemia; damage to their liver, kidneys or spleen; or changes in their blood.

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

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