Will this affect my pets or plants?

TCE does not accumulate or build up in plants so it is unlikely that any significant amount of TCE would be present in the vegetables grown in the vegetable gardens. Additionally, the levels of TCE found in wells are not expected to cause harmful effects in cats and dogs; TCE levels causing cancer and other health effects in experimental animals were several folds higher than the levels found in wells in Loudoun County.

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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?