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Monochloroacetic acid

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Monochloroacetic 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.

 

188

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.346 ppb284ND - 2.90 ppb
20130.909 ppb3211ND - 3.80 ppb
2014ND320ND
20150.0656 ppb321ND - 2.10 ppb
20161.68 ppb3220ND - 4.10 ppb
20170.744 ppb329ND - 4.00 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 53 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 53 ppb for monochloroacetic 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.. This health guideline protects against system toxicity.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-06AH526202.10 ppb
2012-02-06AH526212.40 ppb
2012-02-06AH526222.30 ppb
2012-02-06AH52623ND
2012-04-09AH56315ND
2012-04-09AH56316ND
2012-04-09AH56317ND
2012-04-09AH56318ND
2012-04-09AH56319ND
2012-04-09AH56320ND
2012-04-09AH56321ND
2012-04-09AH56322ND
2012-07-10AH695862.90 ppb
2012-07-10AH69587ND
2012-07-10AH69588ND
2012-07-10AH69589ND
2012-07-10AH69590ND
2012-07-10AH69591ND
2012-07-10AH69592ND
2012-07-10AH69593ND
2012-10-10AH81541ND
2012-10-10AH81542ND
2012-10-10AH81543ND
2012-10-10AH81544ND
2012-10-10AH81545ND
2012-10-10AH81546ND
2012-10-10AH81547ND
2012-10-10AH81548ND
2013-01-08AH87125ND
2013-01-08AH87126ND
2013-01-08AH87127ND
2013-01-08AH87128ND
2013-01-08AH87129ND
2013-01-08AH87130ND
2013-01-08AH87131ND
2013-01-08AH87132ND
2013-04-08AH986412.00 ppb
2013-04-08AH986422.20 ppb
2013-04-08AH98643ND
2013-04-08AH986442.10 ppb
2013-04-08AH98645ND
2013-04-08AH98646ND
2013-04-08AH98647ND
2013-04-08AH98648ND
2013-07-09AI058262.50 ppb
2013-07-09AI05827ND
2013-07-09AI058282.30 ppb
2013-07-09AI058293.00 ppb
2013-07-09AI058302.60 ppb
2013-07-09AI058312.30 ppb
2013-07-09AI05832ND
2013-07-09AI05833ND
2013-10-08AI20212ND
2013-10-08AI20213ND
2013-10-08AI20214ND
2013-10-08AI202152.90 ppb
2013-10-08AI202163.80 ppb
2013-10-08AI202173.40 ppb
2013-10-08AI20218ND
2013-10-08AI20219ND
2014-01-10AI26333ND
2014-01-10AI26334ND
2014-01-10AI26335ND
2014-01-10AI26336ND
2014-01-10AI26337ND
2014-01-10AI26338ND
2014-01-10AI26339ND
2014-01-10AI26340ND
2014-04-08AI37669ND
2014-04-08AI37670ND
2014-04-08AI37671ND
2014-04-08AI37672ND
2014-04-08AI37673ND
2014-04-08AI37674ND
2014-04-08AI37675ND
2014-04-08AI37676ND
2014-07-08AI45284ND
2014-07-08AI45285ND
2014-07-08AI45286ND
2014-07-08AI45287ND
2014-07-08AI45288ND
2014-07-08AI45289ND
2014-07-08AI45290ND
2014-07-09AI45291ND
2014-10-07AI57045ND
2014-10-07AI57046ND
2014-10-07AI57047ND
2014-10-07AI57048ND
2014-10-07AI57049ND
2014-10-07AI57050ND
2014-10-07AI57051ND
2014-10-07AI57052ND
2015-01-13AI62774ND
2015-01-13AI62775ND
2015-01-13AI62776ND
2015-01-13AI62777ND
2015-01-13AI62778ND
2015-01-13AI62779ND
2015-01-13AI62780ND
2015-01-13AI62781ND
2015-04-07AI74259ND
2015-04-07AI74260ND
2015-04-07AI74261ND
2015-04-07AI74262ND
2015-04-07AI74263ND
2015-04-07AI742642.10 ppb
2015-04-07AI74265ND
2015-04-07AI74266ND
2015-07-07AI81924ND
2015-07-07AI81925ND
2015-07-07AI81926ND
2015-07-07AI81927ND
2015-07-07AI81928ND
2015-07-07AI81929ND
2015-07-07AI81930ND
2015-07-07AI81931ND
2015-10-06AI92387ND
2015-10-06AI92388ND
2015-10-06AI92389ND
2015-10-06AI92390ND
2015-10-06AI92391ND
2015-10-06AI92392ND
2015-10-06AI92393ND
2015-10-06AI92394ND
2016-01-12AJ042282.60 ppb
2016-01-12AJ042292.30 ppb
2016-01-12AJ042302.80 ppb
2016-01-12AJ042312.00 ppb
2016-01-12AJ042323.60 ppb
2016-01-12AJ042332.50 ppb
2016-01-12AJ04234ND
2016-01-12AJ042354.10 ppb
2016-04-13AJ10020ND
2016-04-13AJ10021ND
2016-04-13AJ10022ND
2016-04-13AJ100232.80 ppb
2016-04-13AJ100242.80 ppb
2016-04-13AJ100253.10 ppb
2016-04-13AJ10026ND
2016-04-13AJ10027ND
2016-07-12AJ175822.90 ppb
2016-07-12AJ175832.00 ppb
2016-07-12AJ17584ND
2016-07-12AJ17585ND
2016-07-12AJ17586ND
2016-07-12AJ17587ND
2016-07-12AJ17588ND
2016-07-12AJ175892.80 ppb
2016-10-12AJ313162.20 ppb
2016-10-12AJ31317ND
2016-10-12AJ313182.10 ppb
2016-10-12AJ313192.40 ppb
2016-10-12AJ313202.70 ppb
2016-10-12AJ313212.10 ppb
2016-10-12AJ313223.40 ppb
2016-10-12AJ313232.40 ppb
2017-01-10AJ379834.00 ppb
2017-01-10AJ379843.10 ppb
2017-01-10AJ379852.60 ppb
2017-01-10AJ379862.20 ppb
2017-01-10AJ379872.90 ppb
2017-01-10AJ379882.50 ppb
2017-01-10AJ37989ND
2017-01-10AJ37990ND
2017-04-12AJ53108ND
2017-04-12AJ53109ND
2017-04-12AJ531102.10 ppb
2017-04-12AJ531112.30 ppb
2017-04-12AJ53112ND
2017-04-12AJ53113ND
2017-04-12AJ53114ND
2017-04-12AJ531152.10 ppb
2017-07-11AJ60026ND
2017-07-11AJ60027ND
2017-07-11AJ60028ND
2017-07-11AJ60029ND
2017-07-11AJ60030ND
2017-07-11AJ60031ND
2017-07-11AJ60032ND
2017-07-11AJ60033ND
2017-10-11AJ71561ND
2017-10-11AJ71562ND
2017-10-11AJ71563ND
2017-10-11AJ71564ND
2017-10-11AJ71565ND
2017-10-11AJ71566ND
2017-10-11AJ71567ND
2017-10-11AJ71568ND