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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.

 

96

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.425 ppb162ND - 4.00 ppb
20130.938 ppb164ND - 4.10 ppb
20140.256 ppb162ND - 2.10 ppb
20150.125 ppb161ND - 2.00 ppb
20160.131 ppb161ND - 2.10 ppb
20170.569 ppb163ND - 3.50 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
2012-02-01AH524984.00 ppb
2012-02-01AH52497ND
2012-02-01AH52496ND
2012-02-01AH52495ND
2012-06-11AH66471ND
2012-06-11AH66470ND
2012-06-11AH66472ND
2012-06-11AH66473ND
2012-08-21AH75290ND
2012-08-21AH75291ND
2012-08-21AH75289ND
2012-08-21AH75288ND
2012-10-23AH82496ND
2012-10-23AH82497ND
2012-10-23AH82498ND
2012-10-23AH824992.80 ppb
2013-02-12AH88943ND
2013-02-12AH88944ND
2013-02-12AH88945ND
2013-02-12AH889463.30 ppb
2013-05-13AI013473.60 ppb
2013-05-13AI013464.10 ppb
2013-05-13AI01345ND
2013-05-13AI013444.00 ppb
2013-09-12AI15296ND
2013-09-12AI15297ND
2013-09-12AI15298ND
2013-09-12AI15299ND
2013-12-10AI24515ND
2013-12-10AI24514ND
2013-12-10AI24513ND
2013-12-10AI24512ND
2014-03-10AI294742.10 ppb
2014-03-10AI294752.00 ppb
2014-03-10AI29476ND
2014-03-10AI29477ND
2014-06-10AI42820ND
2014-06-10AI42819ND
2014-06-10AI42818ND
2014-06-10AI42817ND
2014-09-09AI53067ND
2014-09-09AI53068ND
2014-09-09AI53069ND
2014-09-09AI53070ND
2014-12-09AI61055ND
2014-12-09AI61054ND
2014-12-09AI61053ND
2014-12-09AI61052ND
2015-03-12AI689862.00 ppb
2015-03-12AI68985ND
2015-03-12AI68984ND
2015-03-12AI68983ND
2015-06-10AI79467ND
2015-06-10AI79468ND
2015-06-10AI79469ND
2015-06-10AI79470ND
2015-09-17AI90193ND
2015-09-17AI90192ND
2015-09-17AI90191ND
2015-09-17AI90190ND
2015-12-09AJ02450ND
2015-12-09AJ02451ND
2015-12-09AJ02452ND
2015-12-09AJ02453ND
2016-03-09AJ07998ND
2016-03-09AJ07997ND
2016-03-09AJ07996ND
2016-03-09AJ07995ND
2016-06-14AJ14205ND
2016-06-14AJ14206ND
2016-06-14AJ14207ND
2016-06-14AJ14208ND
2016-09-14AJ27395ND
2016-09-14AJ27396ND
2016-09-14AJ27397ND
2016-09-14AJ27398ND
2016-12-13AJ368102.10 ppb
2016-12-13AJ36809ND
2016-12-13AJ36808ND
2016-12-13AJ36807ND
2017-03-15AJ48232ND
2017-03-15AJ48233ND
2017-03-15AJ48234ND
2017-03-15AJ48235ND
2017-06-12AJ57334ND
2017-06-12AJ573353.50 ppb
2017-06-12AJ573363.10 ppb
2017-06-12AJ573372.50 ppb
2017-09-13AJ67676ND
2017-09-13AJ67677ND
2017-09-13AJ67679ND
2017-09-13AJ67678ND
2017-12-13AJ75420ND
2017-12-13AJ75423ND
2017-12-13AJ75422ND
2017-12-13AJ75421ND