1,2-Dichloropropane (1,2-DCP) is an organic chemical used in the manufacture of unleaded gasoline, as well as a solvent for fats, oils, resins, waxes, and rubber, as an insecticide fumigant on grain and soil. It is also used in farming as a pesticide for nematodes and peach tree borers.
Impact on Humans
Several cases of acute poisoning resulting from accidental or intentional (suicide) overexposure to 1,2-DCP have been reported. Effects have been mainly on the central nervous system, liver, and kidneys. Haemolytic anaemia and disseminated intravascular coagulation as well as effects on the respiratory system, heart, and blood have also been described (World Health Organization, 1993, 1996). Long term effects of this chemical are unknown.
We have tested several products for the removal of 1,2-Dichloropropane:
Epic Pure Water Filter Pitcher: >99.4%
Epic Nano Water Filter Pitcher: >99.4%
Epic Outdoor Water Bottle Filter: >99.4%
Epic Smart Shield: >99%
Epic Urban Water Bottle Filter: >99%