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Chloroform

Golden State Water Company (GSWC) - San Dimas

Chloroform, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Chloroform and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Read More.

In addition to tap water disinfection, chloroform pollution in the environment also comes from industrial discharges from pulp and paper mills, and from urban wastewater effluent. Human studies show that chloroform damages the kidneys, liver and central nervous system. In animals, chloroform causes infertility, birth defects and cancer.

Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

196

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

181

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20128.65 ppb2624ND - 19.0 ppb
20138.51 ppb3432ND - 19.0 ppb
20145.85 ppb3432ND - 17.0 ppb
20155.86 ppb3429ND - 24.0 ppb
20167.24 ppb3432ND - 19.0 ppb
201713.6 ppb3432ND - 36.0 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.4 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.4 ppb for chloroform was proposed in 2018 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as 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
2012-02-089588-051-0940ND
2012-04-259588-800-08508.20 ppb
2012-04-259588-801-09359.50 ppb
2012-04-259588-802-095013.0 ppb
2012-04-259588-803-092011.0 ppb
2012-04-259588-804-101512.0 ppb
2012-04-259588-805-09055.80 ppb
2012-04-259588-806-083512.0 ppb
2012-04-259588-807-08202.70 ppb
2012-05-149588-014-1000ND
2012-07-279588-800-085519.0 ppb
2012-07-279588-801-074011.0 ppb
2012-07-279588-802-072515.0 ppb
2012-07-279588-803-082512.0 ppb
2012-07-279588-804-111015.0 ppb
2012-07-279588-805-075516.0 ppb
2012-07-279588-806-081012.0 ppb
2012-07-279588-807-10456.80 ppb
2012-10-269588-800-09103.30 ppb
2012-10-269588-801-08106.80 ppb
2012-10-269588-802-08007.00 ppb
2012-10-269588-803-08357.00 ppb
2012-10-269588-804-11157.10 ppb
2012-10-269588-805-08203.80 ppb
2012-10-269588-806-08456.80 ppb
2012-10-269588-807-10502.10 ppb
2013-01-289588-800-09406.40 ppb
2013-01-289588-801-09006.30 ppb
2013-01-289588-802-07454.90 ppb
2013-01-289588-803-09105.80 ppb
2013-01-289588-804-11406.00 ppb
2013-01-289588-805-08506.20 ppb
2013-01-289588-806-09153.20 ppb
2013-01-289588-807-11204.00 ppb
2013-02-209588-051-0925ND
2013-04-249588-800-08409.00 ppb
2013-04-249588-801-074013.0 ppb
2013-04-249588-802-073015.0 ppb
2013-04-249588-803-07554.80 ppb
2013-04-249588-804-103015.0 ppb
2013-04-249588-805-081013.0 ppb
2013-04-249588-806-082013.0 ppb
2013-04-249588-807-101013.0 ppb
2013-06-279588-014-1015ND
2013-07-229588-800-15107.50 ppb
2013-07-229588-801-141014.0 ppb
2013-07-229588-802-143015.0 ppb
2013-07-229588-803-135512.0 ppb
2013-07-229588-804-145515.0 ppb
2013-07-229588-805-12505.70 ppb
2013-07-229588-806-134019.0 ppb
2013-07-229588-807-13257.10 ppb
2013-10-259588-800-09057.50 ppb
2013-10-259588-801-08005.40 ppb
2013-10-259588-802-07508.50 ppb
2013-10-259588-803-08258.40 ppb
2013-10-259588-804-11106.00 ppb
2013-10-259588-805-08159.50 ppb
2013-10-259588-806-08357.30 ppb
2013-10-259588-807-10452.70 ppb
2014-01-249588-800-08501.60 ppb
2014-01-249588-801-07402.50 ppb
2014-01-249588-802-07302.20 ppb
2014-01-249588-803-08102.60 ppb
2014-01-249588-804-10452.40 ppb
2014-01-249588-805-07551.40 ppb
2014-01-249588-806-08252.40 ppb
2014-01-249588-807-10302.70 ppb
2014-02-199588-051-0930ND
2014-04-239588-800-08252.10 ppb
2014-04-239588-801-07354.30 ppb
2014-04-239588-802-07254.50 ppb
2014-04-239588-803-07554.00 ppb
2014-04-239588-804-10055.60 ppb
2014-04-239588-805-07453.00 ppb
2014-04-239588-806-08057.40 ppb
2014-04-239588-807-09502.10 ppb
2014-05-149588-014-1010ND
2014-07-249588-800-10555.80 ppb
2014-07-249588-801-112515.0 ppb
2014-07-249588-802-13358.90 ppb
2014-07-249588-803-114014.0 ppb
2014-07-249588-804-140017.0 ppb
2014-07-249588-805-11106.00 ppb
2014-07-249588-806-115515.0 ppb
2014-07-249588-807-12104.00 ppb
2014-10-279588-800-08454.20 ppb
2014-10-279588-801-074511.0 ppb
2014-10-279588-802-07359.00 ppb
2014-10-279588-803-081014.0 ppb
2014-10-279588-804-10459.90 ppb
2014-10-279588-805-07554.40 ppb
2014-10-279588-806-08208.40 ppb
2014-11-189588-807-09401.60 ppb
2015-01-289588-800-0830ND
2015-01-289588-801-07401.20 ppb
2015-01-289588-802-07302.50 ppb
2015-01-289588-803-08001.20 ppb
2015-01-289588-804-10303.10 ppb
2015-01-289588-805-07501.10 ppb
2015-01-289588-806-0810ND
2015-01-289588-807-0955ND
2015-02-189588-051-0920ND
2015-04-239588-800-08103.60 ppb
2015-04-239588-801-07156.70 ppb
2015-04-239588-802-07056.90 ppb
2015-04-239588-803-07357.50 ppb
2015-04-239588-804-09555.70 ppb
2015-04-239588-805-07254.20 ppb
2015-04-239588-806-07451.70 ppb
2015-04-239588-807-09401.70 ppb
2015-05-189588-014-0915ND
2015-07-279588-800-102516.0 ppb
2015-07-279588-801-09207.40 ppb
2015-07-279588-802-09108.70 ppb
2015-07-279588-803-09459.60 ppb
2015-07-279588-804-12108.50 ppb
2015-07-279588-805-093511.0 ppb
2015-07-279588-806-10007.80 ppb
2015-07-279588-807-115010.00 ppb
2015-10-289588-800-093024.0 ppb
2015-10-289588-801-08306.90 ppb
2015-10-289588-802-08157.10 ppb
2015-10-289588-803-08557.90 ppb
2015-10-289588-804-08007.90 ppb
2015-10-289588-805-08408.30 ppb
2015-10-289588-806-09108.00 ppb
2015-10-289588-807-10553.20 ppb
2016-01-259588-800-08401.40 ppb
2016-01-259588-801-07401.70 ppb
2016-01-259588-802-07252.40 ppb
2016-01-259588-803-08101.60 ppb
2016-01-259588-804-12402.30 ppb
2016-01-259588-805-08001.20 ppb
2016-01-259588-806-08201.10 ppb
2016-01-259588-807-12201.50 ppb
2016-02-169588-051-0825ND
2016-04-279588-800-083511.0 ppb
2016-04-279588-801-074010.00 ppb
2016-04-279588-802-07309.30 ppb
2016-04-279588-803-080511.0 ppb
2016-04-279588-804-104011.0 ppb
2016-04-279588-805-07504.40 ppb
2016-04-279588-806-08159.90 ppb
2016-04-279588-807-101510.00 ppb
2016-05-129588-014-0925ND
2016-07-259588-800-083019.0 ppb
2016-07-259588-801-072514.0 ppb
2016-07-259588-802-071013.0 ppb
2016-07-259588-803-075013.0 ppb
2016-07-259588-804-121016.0 ppb
2016-07-259588-805-07459.60 ppb
2016-07-259588-806-080012.0 ppb
2016-07-259588-807-114012.0 ppb
2016-10-259588-800-083010.00 ppb
2016-10-259588-801-07305.60 ppb
2016-10-259588-802-07205.60 ppb
2016-10-259588-803-08005.90 ppb
2016-10-259588-804-12304.90 ppb
2016-10-259588-805-07503.60 ppb
2016-10-259588-806-08107.60 ppb
2016-10-259588-807-12054.70 ppb
2017-01-059588-051-0800ND
2017-01-279588-800-08151.70 ppb
2017-01-279588-801-07253.00 ppb
2017-01-279588-802-07152.00 ppb
2017-01-279588-803-07452.60 ppb
2017-01-279588-804-10152.20 ppb
2017-01-279588-805-07352.50 ppb
2017-01-279588-806-07553.00 ppb
2017-01-279588-807-09552.40 ppb
2017-04-259588-800-083036.0 ppb
2017-04-259588-801-072033.0 ppb
2017-04-259588-802-071032.0 ppb
2017-04-259588-803-080033.0 ppb
2017-04-259588-804-122536.0 ppb
2017-04-259588-805-074535.0 ppb
2017-04-259588-806-081034.0 ppb
2017-04-259588-807-120027.0 ppb
2017-05-159588-014-0905ND
2017-07-259588-800-142017.0 ppb
2017-07-259588-801-150516.0 ppb
2017-07-259588-802-152016.0 ppb
2017-07-259588-803-145016.0 ppb
2017-07-259588-804-154515.0 ppb
2017-07-259588-805-143513.0 ppb
2017-07-259588-806-140515.0 ppb
2017-07-259588-807-135515.0 ppb
2017-10-279588-800-083023.0 ppb
2017-10-279588-801-07355.10 ppb
2017-10-279588-802-07254.00 ppb
2017-10-279588-803-08005.20 ppb
2017-10-279588-804-10253.90 ppb
2017-10-279588-805-07455.10 ppb
2017-10-279588-806-08103.10 ppb
2017-10-279588-807-10104.00 ppb