Frequent Questions

5. How does 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane get into my drinking water?

The major source of 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane in drinking water is runoff/leaching from soil fumigant used on soybeans, cotton, pineapples and orchards.

A federal law called the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) requires facilities in certain industries, which manufacture, process, or use significant amounts of toxic chemicals, to report annually on their releases of these chemicals. For more information on the uses and releases of chemicals in your state, contact the Community Right-to-Know Hotline: (800) 424-9346.

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