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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monochloroacetic acid

Baxter Springs, City of

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.

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND30ND
20140.788 ppb82ND - 4.20 ppb
2015ND20ND
20161.15 ppb21ND - 2.30 ppb
20170.688 ppb82ND - 3.00 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
2012-08-29584746DFND
2013-08-27602320DFND
2013-12-17606417DFND
2013-12-17606416DFND
2014-03-1177183ND
2014-03-1177185ND
2014-06-08126014ND
2014-06-08126016ND
2014-09-09192549ND
2014-09-091925502.10 ppb
2014-12-01238918ND
2014-12-012389194.20 ppb
2015-09-08403444ND
2015-09-08403445ND
2016-09-066166362.30 ppb
2016-09-06616635ND
2017-03-14724160ND
2017-03-14724161ND
2017-06-067714502.50 ppb
2017-06-067714493.00 ppb
2017-09-13839952ND
2017-09-13839953ND
2017-12-05886254ND
2017-12-05886253ND