Frequent Questions

3. What are dichloromethane's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing dichloromethane well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience 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 dichloromethane. Rather, it is intended to inform consumers of some of the possible health effects associated with dichloromethane in drinking water when the rule was finalized.

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