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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dichloroacetic acid

City of Carlsbad

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.

 

150

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

134

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.59 ppb1816ND - 2.50 ppb
20132.94 ppb24242.10 ppb - 5.10 ppb
20142.67 ppb32321.30 ppb - 3.60 ppb
20153.55 ppb3230ND - 6.70 ppb
20161.17 ppb3218ND - 4.90 ppb
20172.87 ppb30301.20 ppb - 5.40 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
2013-02-202706-900-10102.70 ppb
2013-02-202706-901-10443.00 ppb
2013-02-202706-902-11122.40 ppb
2013-02-202706-903-10562.20 ppb
2013-02-202706-904-11282.80 ppb
2013-02-202706-905-11552.60 ppb
2013-02-202706-906-09552.30 ppb
2013-02-202706-907-10223.20 ppb
2013-05-082706-900-10113.70 ppb
2013-05-082706-901-09403.90 ppb
2013-05-082706-902-09003.60 ppb
2013-05-082706-903-09144.10 ppb
2013-05-082706-904-08302.80 ppb
2013-05-082706-905-10522.40 ppb
2013-05-082706-906-10313.20 ppb
2013-05-082706-907-09585.10 ppb
2013-11-142706-900-08292.40 ppb
2013-11-142706-901-08592.60 ppb
2013-11-142706-902-09452.60 ppb
2013-11-142706-903-09232.60 ppb
2013-11-142706-904-07002.10 ppb
2013-11-142706-905-07422.70 ppb
2013-11-142706-906-08002.60 ppb
2013-11-142706-907-08462.90 ppb
2014-02-122706-901-13463.40 ppb
2014-02-122706-902-14103.40 ppb
2014-02-122706-903-13512.30 ppb
2014-02-122706-904-12193.30 ppb
2014-02-122706-904-13082.80 ppb
2014-02-122706-905-12452.30 ppb
2014-02-122706-906-13262.80 ppb
2014-02-122706-907-13162.40 ppb
2014-05-142706-900-09172.50 ppb
2014-05-142706-901-10243.10 ppb
2014-05-142706-903-10473.00 ppb
2014-05-142706-905-08451.80 ppb
2014-05-142706-906-09552.80 ppb
2014-05-142706-907-09362.90 ppb
2014-05-152706-902-10192.90 ppb
2014-05-152706-904-08452.80 ppb
2014-08-152706-900-14092.60 ppb
2014-08-152706-901-14512.70 ppb
2014-08-152706-902-15152.00 ppb
2014-08-152706-903-15022.10 ppb
2014-08-152706-904-13371.40 ppb
2014-08-152706-905-15582.20 ppb
2014-08-152706-906-14321.30 ppb
2014-08-152706-907-14202.50 ppb
2014-11-042706-900-08483.30 ppb
2014-11-042706-901-09413.20 ppb
2014-11-042706-902-10212.50 ppb
2014-11-042706-903-10023.00 ppb
2014-11-042706-904-07333.00 ppb
2014-11-042706-905-08002.20 ppb
2014-11-042706-906-09193.60 ppb
2014-11-042706-907-09023.20 ppb
2015-02-102706-900-13535.60 ppb
2015-02-102706-901-13255.30 ppb
2015-02-102706-902-14085.00 ppb
2015-02-102706-903-14505.20 ppb
2015-02-102706-904-11416.70 ppb
2015-02-102706-905-12524.80 ppb
2015-02-102706-906-13104.70 ppb
2015-02-102706-907-13345.50 ppb
2015-05-132706-900-11094.40 ppb
2015-05-132706-901-11345.30 ppb
2015-05-132706-902-12094.30 ppb
2015-05-132706-903-11513.60 ppb
2015-05-132706-904-10112.70 ppb
2015-05-132706-905-10362.10 ppb
2015-05-132706-906-10514.30 ppb
2015-05-132706-907-11215.00 ppb
2015-08-252706-900-09454.40 ppb
2015-08-252706-901-10153.50 ppb
2015-08-252706-902-10483.20 ppb
2015-08-252706-903-10333.80 ppb
2015-08-252706-904-07351.90 ppb
2015-08-252706-905-08101.50 ppb
2015-08-252706-906-09202.70 ppb
2015-08-252706-907-09553.90 ppb
2015-11-172706-900-12582.60 ppb
2015-11-172706-901-13382.50 ppb
2015-11-172706-904-1110ND
2015-11-172706-905-1159ND
2015-11-172706-906-12421.40 ppb
2015-11-172706-907-13132.90 ppb
2015-11-182706-902-09302.10 ppb
2015-11-182706-903-09032.80 ppb
2016-02-032706-900-0942ND
2016-02-032706-901-11201.10 ppb
2016-02-032706-902-12301.40 ppb
2016-02-032706-903-11441.10 ppb
2016-02-032706-904-08251.10 ppb
2016-02-032706-905-0856ND
2016-02-032706-906-09211.40 ppb
2016-02-032706-907-10051.40 ppb
2016-05-092706-900-09061.80 ppb
2016-05-092706-901-09531.40 ppb
2016-05-092706-902-10401.20 ppb
2016-05-092706-903-10154.20 ppb
2016-05-092706-904-0757ND
2016-05-092706-905-08211.60 ppb
2016-05-092706-906-0853ND
2016-05-092706-907-09271.70 ppb
2016-08-090007-900-1302ND
2016-08-090007-901-14122.70 ppb
2016-08-090007-902-15072.10 ppb
2016-08-090007-903-14354.90 ppb
2016-08-090007-904-11251.20 ppb
2016-08-090007-905-1146ND
2016-08-090007-906-1352ND
2016-08-090007-907-13312.20 ppb
2016-11-082706-900-1424ND
2016-11-082706-901-1508ND
2016-11-082706-902-1457ND
2016-11-082706-903-15224.80 ppb
2016-11-082706-904-1548ND
2016-11-082706-905-1348ND
2016-11-082706-906-1410ND
2016-11-082706-907-1440ND
2017-02-210007-900-15041.20 ppb
2017-02-210007-901-14251.70 ppb
2017-02-210007-902-13501.20 ppb
2017-02-210007-903-14102.70 ppb
2017-02-210007-904-13321.60 ppb
2017-02-210007-906-15271.60 ppb
2017-02-210007-907-14481.30 ppb
2017-05-100007-900-09544.20 ppb
2017-05-100007-901-10453.60 ppb
2017-05-100007-902-11215.40 ppb
2017-05-100007-903-11054.60 ppb
2017-05-100007-904-08054.90 ppb
2017-05-100007-905-08392.20 ppb
2017-05-100007-906-10205.20 ppb
2017-05-100007-907-10054.10 ppb
2017-08-170007-900-11553.00 ppb
2017-08-170007-901-10213.10 ppb
2017-08-170007-902-10542.70 ppb
2017-08-170007-903-10004.30 ppb
2017-08-170007-904-09262.30 ppb
2017-08-170007-905-09002.30 ppb
2017-08-170007-906-11224.60 ppb
2017-08-170007-907-11404.20 ppb
2017-11-060007-900-13392.70 ppb
2017-11-060007-901-11282.30 ppb
2017-11-060007-902-14001.90 ppb
2017-11-060007-903-10021.40 ppb
2017-11-060007-904-12181.50 ppb
2017-11-060007-906-13182.00 ppb
2017-11-060007-907-11532.20 ppb