What are the health concerns of TCE in drinking water?

In 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) conducted a toxicological review of TCE in drinking water. MDH concluded that the main health concerns from exposure to TCE at the lowest exposures are immune system effects such as immunosuppression or autoimmune disease, including hypersensitivity; an increased chance of cancer from long-term exposure; and heart defects in the developing fetus if the pregnant mother is exposed in the first trimester. Other health effects related to TCE are observed only at higher exposures.

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1. What is TCE?
2. What are the health concerns of TCE in drinking water?
3. What amount of TCE in drinking water is safe?
4. Does Edina have dangerous levels of TCE in its drinking water?
5. Where is the TCE coming from?
6. Should I be concerned about the Washington D.C.-based Environmental Working Group’s report showing TCE in Edina’s drinking water?
7. Does the City do anything to reduce the level of TCE in its water?
8. The Environmental Working Group's report references results of tests in 2011-2015. Can I view more recent tests?
9. Where can I get more information?