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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chloroform

Tifton-Tift County Water System

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.

 

114

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

53

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.88 ppb64ND - 3.30 ppb
20134.93 ppb126ND - 47.0 ppb
20141.06 ppb2613ND - 3.70 ppb
20151.01 ppb2010ND - 3.80 ppb
20160.655 ppb205ND - 3.40 ppb
20171.03 ppb3015ND - 5.20 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
2012-01-30AH523182.60 ppb
2012-05-07AH58214ND
2012-05-07AH582242.70 ppb
2012-06-11AH66448ND
2012-08-14AH742723.30 ppb
2012-10-15AH819492.70 ppb
2013-01-22AH876862.80 ppb
2013-05-07AI0078447.0 ppb
2013-05-28AI02334ND
2013-05-28AI023351.30 ppb
2013-08-19AI12091ND
2013-08-19AI12092ND
2013-08-19AI12093ND
2013-08-19AI120942.70 ppb
2013-11-25AI23550ND
2013-11-25AI23551ND
2013-11-25AI235522.70 ppb
2013-11-25AI235532.70 ppb
2014-02-24AI28546ND
2014-02-24AI28547ND
2014-02-24AI285483.00 ppb
2014-02-24AI285492.70 ppb
2014-05-20AI409521.80 ppb
2014-05-27AI41450ND
2014-05-27AI41451ND
2014-05-27AI414523.70 ppb
2014-05-27AI414533.10 ppb
2014-08-26AI51455ND
2014-08-26AI51456ND
2014-08-26AI514572.30 ppb
2014-08-26AI514582.30 ppb
2014-09-23AI550341.70 ppb
2014-09-23AI550350.830 ppb
2014-09-23AI55036ND
2014-09-23AI55037ND
2014-09-23AI550381.30 ppb
2014-09-23AI550391.60 ppb
2014-09-23AI55040ND
2014-10-13AI573500.800 ppb
2014-10-13AI57351ND
2014-11-24AI60119ND
2014-11-24AI60120ND
2014-11-24AI60121ND
2014-11-24AI601222.40 ppb
2015-01-27AI63541ND
2015-02-23AI65303ND
2015-02-23AI65304ND
2015-02-23AI653052.90 ppb
2015-02-23AI653062.20 ppb
2015-04-20AI751950.730 ppb
2015-05-26AI78057ND
2015-05-26AI78058ND
2015-05-26AI78059ND
2015-05-26AI780602.00 ppb
2015-07-28AI844380.600 ppb
2015-08-24AI874442.00 ppb
2015-08-24AI874451.30 ppb
2015-08-24AI874461.10 ppb
2015-08-24AI874473.80 ppb
2015-10-27AI99841ND
2015-11-23AJ01567ND
2015-11-23AJ01568ND
2015-11-23AJ01569ND
2015-11-23AJ015703.50 ppb
2016-01-20AJ04718ND
2016-02-22AJ06847ND
2016-02-22AJ06848ND
2016-02-22AJ06849ND
2016-02-22AJ068503.40 ppb
2016-04-19AJ10518ND
2016-05-23AJ12737ND
2016-05-23AJ12738ND
2016-05-23AJ12739ND
2016-05-23AJ127402.40 ppb
2016-08-02AJ20688ND
2016-08-23AJ23756ND
2016-08-23AJ23757ND
2016-08-23AJ23758ND
2016-08-23AJ237593.00 ppb
2016-11-01AJ324571.000 ppb
2016-11-21AJ33977ND
2016-11-21AJ33978ND
2016-11-21AJ33979ND
2016-11-21AJ339803.30 ppb
2017-02-07AJ458914.20 ppb
2017-02-07AJ45892ND
2017-02-07AJ45893ND
2017-02-07AJ458941.30 ppb
2017-02-07AJ458951.80 ppb
2017-02-07AJ458960.770 ppb
2017-02-20AJ467301.30 ppb
2017-02-20AJ467311.20 ppb
2017-02-20AJ46732ND
2017-02-20AJ467333.20 ppb
2017-04-04AJ526035.20 ppb
2017-04-04AJ526040.710 ppb
2017-05-23AJ55991ND
2017-05-23AJ559921.20 ppb
2017-05-23AJ55993ND
2017-05-23AJ559942.50 ppb
2017-07-11AJ598362.50 ppb
2017-07-11AJ59837ND
2017-08-22AJ65335ND
2017-08-22AJ653361.70 ppb
2017-08-22AJ65337ND
2017-08-22AJ65338ND
2017-10-16AJ718442.50 ppb
2017-10-16AJ71845ND
2017-11-20AJ74080ND
2017-11-20AJ74081ND
2017-11-20AJ74082ND
2017-11-20AJ74083ND
2017-12-06AJ74966ND
2017-12-06AJ749670.790 ppb