Frequent Questions

3. What are hexachlorobenzene's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing hexachlorobenzene well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience liver or kidney problems; reproductive difficulties; increased risk of cancer.

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

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