Frequent Questions

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

Some people who drink water containing 1,2-dichloropropane well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

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

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