1,2-Dichloroethane Water Filtration Filter
1,2-Dichloroethane, we filter that.
1,2-Dichloroethane (1,2-DCA) is a colorless, greasy, organic liquid with a sweet, chloroform like odor. This contaminant was mostly used in making chemicals involved in plastics, rubber and synthetic textile fibers. Production of 1,2-dichloroethane was 18 billion lbs. in 1993. It is released in wastewater, spills, and/or improper disposal primarily from its use as a cleaning solvent, in making other organics, and in pesticides. From 1987 to 1993, according to the Toxics Release Inventory, releases to water and land totalled over 455,000 lbs. These releases were primarily from facilities which make industrial organic chemicals, alkalis and chlorine. The largest releases occurred in New Jersey and Louisiana.
What are the Health Effects?

Short-term: EPA has found 1,2-Dichloroethane to potentially cause the following health effects when people are exposed to it at levels above the maximum contaminant level for relatively short periods of time: central nervous system disorders, and adverse lung, kidney, liver circulatory and gastrointestinal effects.

Long-term: 1,2-Dichloroethane has the potential to cause the following effects from a lifetime exposure at levels above the maximum contaminant level: cancer.

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

The following Epic Water Filter products have been tested for the removal of 1,2-Dichloroethane.

Epic Smart Shield Under Sink Filter - 95%

Epic Pure Water Filter Pitcher 99.4%

Epic Nano Water Filter Pitcher 99.5%

Epic Outdoor Adventure Bottle Filter 99.5%

Epic Urban Bottle Filter 95%

Trade names that 1,2-Dichloroethane is and also known by:
1,2-Ethylene dichloride
Glycol dichloride
Freon 150
Borer sol
Destruxol borer-sol
Dutch oil