The Chemical EDB and Facts Connecticut Residents Should Know

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The Chemical EDB and Facts Connecticut Residents Should Know

Several months ago, we had talked about an incident in Connecticut with the toxin EDB and homeowners. While you can still read the JI article here, let’s take a look at EDB a bit further to understand it more.

Here are a few facts from the EPA regarding EDB:

  • EPA has classified ethylene dibromide as a Group B2, probable human carcinogen
  • Exposure to ethylene dibromide primarily occurs from its past use as an additive to leaded gasoline and as a fumigant
  • Ethylene dibromide is extremely toxic to humans

There is no doubt that EDB is a very dangerous toxin. So where exactly did it come from?

EDB was used as an additive to leaded gasoline. It was also used as a fumigant to protect against pests, vegetable or grain crops, insects and as a fumigant for turf such a golf courses. The use of EDB’s as a soil and grain fumigant was banned in 1984 by the EPA.

While it has been banned, testing is still required regularly as EDB can still be found in soil which can affect water sources. As we read in the previous article, EDB is still causing issues from its usage in the past in the East Windsor region of Connecticut.

Whether you are purchasing a new home, or haven’t had your water tested in some time, it’s critical to understand your surroundings and town by doing research on its past to determine if there are any issues such as EDBs in water testing within your area.

Our team here at Aqua Pump is ready to talk about your water and EDB testing. If you have questions regarding EDB’s and your location within Connecticut, call the team at Aqua Pump today for more information regarding Connecticut water testing or water treatment, call (860) 684-5349.

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