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Trichloroacetic acid in Florida


Trichloroacetic 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.

The Most Polluted Communities in Florida

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

Ranked by highest average Trichloroacetic acid level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Bass Capital Mhp
Crescent City, FL
991 of 1168 ppb
(168 ppb)
2Everglades City
Everglades City, FL
2,5001 of 1130 ppb
(130 ppb)
3Lake Manor Mhp
Jensen Beach, FL
1002 of 2119.7 ppb
(84.4 to 155 ppb)
4River Grove Mobile Home Village
Micco, FL
4321 of 1110 ppb
(110 ppb)
5Spanish Lakes Country Club Village
Fort Pierce, FL
2,3312 of 2102.3 ppb
(74.6 to 130 ppb)
6Blue Cypress Golf & RV Park
Okeechobee, FL
4181 of 187.4 ppb
(87.4 ppb)
7Hidden Acres Estates
Lorida, FL
1462 of 287.05 ppb
(86 to 88.1 ppb)
8Panther Woods Country Club
Fort Pierce, FL
6501 of 185.8 ppb
(85.8 ppb)
9River Park T/P
Crescent City, FL
4041 of 183.2 ppb
(83.2 ppb)
10Town of Cross City
Cross City, FL
2,8506 of 683 ppb
(36 to 150 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Trichloroacetic 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.20 ppb
Lifetime health-based limit, non-cancer riskConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for a lifetime of exposure. The Lifetime health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is based on exposure for a a 70-kg adult consuming 2 liters of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.20 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
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.1000 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.3000 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.3000 ppb

Violation Summary for Trichloroacetic acid in Florida

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Florida