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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dichloroacetic acid

Whittier Water Department

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.

 

68

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND40ND
2014ND160ND
2015ND160ND
2016ND160ND
20170.0750 ppb161ND - 1.20 ppb

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
2013-10-259588-801-1210ND
2013-10-259588-800-1310ND
2013-10-259588-802-1225ND
2013-10-259588-803-1240ND
2014-01-249588-800-1245ND
2014-01-249588-801-1200ND
2014-01-249588-802-1210ND
2014-01-249588-803-1230ND
2014-04-299588-802-1055ND
2014-04-299588-803-1105ND
2014-04-299588-801-1040ND
2014-04-299588-800-1120ND
2014-07-319588-802-1510ND
2014-07-319588-803-1535ND
2014-07-319588-801-1455ND
2014-07-319588-800-1435ND
2014-10-309588-802-1040ND
2014-10-309588-801-1030ND
2014-10-309588-803-1055ND
2014-10-309588-800-1110ND
2015-01-279588-802-1000ND
2015-01-279588-803-1010ND
2015-01-279588-801-0950ND
2015-01-279588-800-1025ND
2015-04-279588-803-0955ND
2015-04-279588-800-1005ND
2015-04-279588-801-0930ND
2015-04-279588-802-0940ND
2015-07-309588-802-1005ND
2015-07-309588-800-1035ND
2015-07-309588-801-0955ND
2015-07-309588-803-1020ND
2015-10-279588-802-1000ND
2015-10-279588-800-1020ND
2015-10-279588-801-0950ND
2015-10-279588-803-1010ND
2016-01-279588-802-0945ND
2016-01-279588-800-1010ND
2016-01-279588-803-0955ND
2016-01-279588-801-0935ND
2016-04-269588-802-1025ND
2016-04-269588-803-1035ND
2016-04-269588-800-1050ND
2016-04-269588-801-1015ND
2016-07-279588-801-1055ND
2016-07-279588-800-1135ND
2016-07-279588-802-1105ND
2016-07-279588-803-1120ND
2016-10-279588-801-1040ND
2016-10-279588-802-1050ND
2016-10-279588-803-1055ND
2016-10-279588-800-1105ND
2017-01-269588-801-0945ND
2017-01-269588-802-0955ND
2017-01-269588-803-10051.20 ppb
2017-01-269588-800-1020ND
2017-04-269588-801-0940ND
2017-04-269588-802-0950ND
2017-04-269588-803-1000ND
2017-04-269588-800-1015ND
2017-07-269588-801-1130ND
2017-07-269588-802-1055ND
2017-07-269588-800-1150ND
2017-07-269588-803-1115ND
2017-10-269588-800-1025ND
2017-10-269588-802-1000ND
2017-10-269588-803-1010ND
2017-10-269588-801-0950ND