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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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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.

 

84

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
20131.45 ppb167ND - 6.06 ppb
2014ND160ND
2015ND160ND
20160.159 ppb161ND - 2.54 ppb
20170.133 ppb161ND - 2.12 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
2012-11-141211741-001BND
2012-11-141211741-004BND
2012-11-141211741-003BND
2012-11-141211741-002BND
2013-02-131302602-004BND
2013-02-131302602-003BND
2013-02-131302602-002BND
2013-02-131302602-001BND
2013-05-151305868-003B2.70 ppb
2013-05-151305868-001B6.06 ppb
2013-05-151305868-004BND
2013-05-151305868-002B2.34 ppb
2013-08-141308878-003B2.40 ppb
2013-08-141308878-001B3.57 ppb
2013-08-141308878-002B3.15 ppb
2013-08-141308878-004B3.03 ppb
2013-11-131311686-003BND
2013-11-131311686-001BND
2013-11-131311686-004BND
2013-11-131311686-002BND
2014-02-121402548-003BND
2014-02-121402548-004BND
2014-02-121402548-001BND
2014-02-121402548-002BND
2014-05-141405780-002BND
2014-05-141405780-004BND
2014-05-141405780-003BND
2014-05-141405780-001BND
2014-08-131408778-003BND
2014-08-131408778-002BND
2014-08-131408778-004BND
2014-08-131408778-001BND
2014-12-031412233-004BND
2014-12-031412233-003BND
2014-12-031412233-002BND
2014-12-031412233-001BND
2015-02-111502697-001BND
2015-02-111502697-003BND
2015-02-111502697-004BND
2015-02-111502697-002BND
2015-05-131505A43-002BND
2015-05-131505A43-004BND
2015-05-131505A43-001BND
2015-05-131505A43-003BND
2015-08-121508A01-004BND
2015-08-121508A01-003BND
2015-08-121508A01-002BND
2015-08-121508A01-001BND
2015-11-111511906-002BND
2015-11-111511906-003BND
2015-11-111511906-001BND
2015-11-111511906-004BND
2016-02-101602751-004BND
2016-02-101602751-003BND
2016-02-101602751-002BND
2016-02-101602751-001BND
2016-05-111605917-004BND
2016-05-111605917-002BND
2016-05-111605917-003BND
2016-05-111605917-001BND
2016-08-101608A18-002BND
2016-08-101608A18-003BND
2016-08-101608A18-004BND
2016-08-101608A18-001BND
2016-11-091611696-003B2.54 ppb
2016-11-091611696-002BND
2016-11-091611696-004BND
2016-11-091611696-001BND
2017-02-081702626-002BND
2017-02-081702626-004BND
2017-02-081702626-001BND
2017-02-081702626-003BND
2017-05-111705877-004BND
2017-05-111705877-003BND
2017-05-111705877-001BND
2017-05-111705877-002BND
2017-08-091708904-003BND
2017-08-091708904-004BND
2017-08-091708904-002BND
2017-08-091708904-001B2.12 ppb
2017-11-081711632-001BND
2017-11-081711632-002BND
2017-11-081711632-003BND
2017-11-081711632-004BND