What are the health effects of TCE?

Most studies of trichloroethylene’s health effects have involved people exposed to much higher levels of TCE than has been found in Broad Run Farms. Although there is some dispute over TCE's adverse health effects, there is evidence that low level exposure to TCE over a long period may increase the chances of liver and kidney problems, including cancer. Higher levels of TCE, such as that seen in employees exposed to TCE at work, have also been associated with disorders of the nervous, immune and endocrine systems, as well as with developmental problems.

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1. What is trichloroethylene?
2. How are people exposed to trichloroethylene?
3. How much TCE is permitted in drinking water?
4. Where has TCE been found in Loudoun County?
5. What is the source of the well water contamination?
6. How was this contamination found?
7. What are the health effects of TCE?
8. How will this affect my pregnancy or children?
9. Will this affect my pets or plants?
10. What is the Health Department doing in response to these findings?
11. What should people do if TCE is found in their drinking water?
12. I live in CountrySide. Is my water safe to consume and use?
13. Where can I find out more about TCE in Loudoun County?