How will this affect my pregnancy or children?

There are no reports of adverse reproductive effects in people exposed to TCE in their workplace. No increased incidence of congenital malformations has been detected in babies born to mothers occupationally exposed to TCE and fetal toxicity has not been observed in experimental animals. In a few studies there is a suggestion of increased incidence of leukemia and heart defects in children whose mothers consumed water with high levels of TCE The levels, though, were many times higher than found in Loudoun and the water in these studies were contaminated with several other chemicals as well.

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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?