C-56 does not have an end use like many other contaminants do. It is mainly used as a raw material for the production of other chemical products. Some examples of chemicals that might contain C-56 are pesticides, resins, flame retardants, plastics, dyes and drugs. Drinking water that has been contaminated by the organic liquid can result to stomach and kidney problems.
Due to the range of its uses, it is easy for C-56 to get into the environment and contaminate water. The most common cause of C-56 are discharges from factories that manufacture the aforementioned chemicals. Accordingly, those who are living near such factories are in higher risk of suffering C-56 contamination.
Public water suppliers generally do a good job of performing regular water analysis that detects all sorts of possible contaminants and design a treatment method that address all potential problems. Those who are using private wells are responsible for keeping themselves safe by having their water tested frequently and the installation of water filter if necessary.