Trichloroethylene (TCE) found on former TTC lot

Hi All,

Just wondering what the effect of trichloroethylene (TCE) found in the lot south of Wallace on the west side of Lansdowne has on it's surrounding neighbourhood. Will it have a negative effect on the health of the residents around this area? This lot was once owned by the TTC and it has been vacant for a number of years due to contamination (trichloroethylene was found).

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It would be an issue if it

It would be an issue if it got into the drinking water. This is pulled from a website about its affects:

Some people who drink water containing trichloroethylene well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience problems with their liver and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

This health effects language is not intended to catalog all possible health effects for trichloroethylene. Rather, it is intended to inform consumers of some of the possible health effects associated with trichloroethylene in drinking water when the rule was finalized.

Not sure what the affects of it being air born. But it's been years since that facility was there. I'd worry if I was a worker in any of these facilities.