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Dichloroacetic acid in Florida


Dichloroacetic acid is a disinfection byproduct regulated by EPA as one of five haloacetic acids that are formed when chlorine, chloramines or other disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Florida

515 water utilities reported detecting Dichloroacetic acid in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Dichloroacetic acid level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Magnolia Village
Edgewater, FL
3942 of 2140 ppb
(130 to 150 ppb)
2Everglades City
Everglades City, FL
2,5002 of 2109.5 ppb
(59 to 160 ppb)
3Horseshoe Beach Wtp
Horseshoe Beach, FL
8205 of 591.16 ppb
(5.8 to 180 ppb)
4Ancient Oaks RV Resort
Okeechobee, FL
7452 of 289.9 ppb
(52.8 to 127 ppb)
5Lake Manor Mhp
Jensen Beach, FL
1002 of 278.35 ppb
(55.7 to 101 ppb)
6Meadowlark Campground
Moore Haven, FL
2601 of 176.4 ppb
(76.4 ppb)
7Spanish Lakes Country Club Village
Fort Pierce, FL
2,3312 of 273.75 ppb
(60.5 to 87 ppb)
8Orangetree Utility Co.
Naples, FL
5,0761 of 170 ppb
(70 ppb)
9River Grove Mobile Home Village
Micco, FL
4321 of 168.1 ppb
(68.1 ppb)
10Martin Correctional Institution
Indiantown, FL
1,3001 of 166 ppb
(66 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Dichloroacetic acid

StandardDescriptionLevel
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.0 ppb
One in one million (10-6) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 1,000,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.0.7 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL)The enforceable standard which defines the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to health-based limits (Maximum Contaminant Level Goals, or MCLGs) as feasible using the best available analytical and treatment technologies and taking cost into consideration. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.60 ppb
One in ten thousand (10-4) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 10,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.70 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.100 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 1-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for up to one day of exposure. The One-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.5000 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 10-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic effects for up to ten days of exposure. The Ten-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.5000 ppb

Violation Summary for Dichloroacetic acid in Florida

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Florida