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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dichloroacetic acid

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Dichloroacetic acid, one of the group of five haloacetic acids regulated by federal standards, is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Haloacetic acids and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

64

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND160ND
2015ND160ND
2016ND160ND
2017ND160ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.2 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.2 ppb for dichloroacetic acid was proposed in 2020 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk.a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-119588-801-0953ND
2014-02-119588-800-0823ND
2014-02-119588-802-1118ND
2014-02-119588-803-1044ND
2014-06-119588-800-0745ND
2014-06-119588-801-0810ND
2014-06-119588-802-0850ND
2014-06-119588-803-0830ND
2014-08-139588-802-1137ND
2014-08-139588-801-1233ND
2014-08-139588-803-1056ND
2014-08-139588-800-1313ND
2014-11-129588-802-1221ND
2014-11-129588-801-0857ND
2014-11-129588-803-1111ND
2014-11-129588-800-0825ND
2015-02-109588-803-1010ND
2015-02-109588-802-1055ND
2015-02-109588-801-0910ND
2015-02-109588-800-0750ND
2015-05-129588-803-1028ND
2015-05-129588-802-1212ND
2015-05-129588-800-1351ND
2015-05-129588-801-0938ND
2015-08-109588-800-0748ND
2015-08-109588-802-1210ND
2015-08-109588-803-1027ND
2015-08-109588-801-0832ND
2015-11-099588-800-1258ND
2015-11-099588-802-0958ND
2015-11-099588-803-1016ND
2015-11-099588-801-1114ND
2016-02-109588-802-1248ND
2016-02-109588-803-1043ND
2016-02-109588-800-0758ND
2016-02-109588-801-0943ND
2016-05-249588-803-1148ND
2016-05-249588-800-0748ND
2016-05-249588-801-0925ND
2016-05-249588-802-1241ND
2016-08-179588-803-1300ND
2016-08-179588-801-0932ND
2016-08-179588-800-0728ND
2016-08-179588-802-1239ND
2016-11-089588-800-0746ND
2016-11-089588-803-1336ND
2016-11-089588-801-0930ND
2016-11-089588-802-1305ND
2017-02-149588-803-1238ND
2017-02-149588-801-1058ND
2017-02-149588-802-1318ND
2017-02-149588-800-0859ND
2017-05-099588-803-0911ND
2017-05-099588-801-0848ND
2017-05-099588-802-1035ND
2017-05-099588-800-0754ND
2017-08-079588-800-1430ND
2017-08-079588-801-1306ND
2017-08-079588-802-1118ND
2017-08-079588-803-1214ND
2017-11-149588-800-1126ND
2017-11-149588-802-1034ND
2017-11-149588-801-1254ND
2017-11-149588-803-0901ND