Frequent Questions

3. What are toluene's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing toluene well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience problems with their nervous system, kidneys or liver.

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

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