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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Trichloroacetic acid

City of Parsons

Trichloroacetic 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)

92

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
201212.9 ppb1615ND - 28.0 ppb
201310.8 ppb16163.00 ppb - 17.0 ppb
201418.8 ppb16169.10 ppb - 53.0 ppb
201512.4 ppb1615ND - 23.0 ppb
201612.8 ppb16160.650 ppb - 21.0 ppb
20179.12 ppb1614ND - 17.0 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for trichloroacetic 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.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
2012-02-14575472DF22.0 ppb
2012-02-14575473DF28.0 ppb
2012-02-14575474DF6.50 ppb
2012-02-14575475DF0.510 ppb
2012-05-01578373DF13.0 ppb
2012-05-01578374DF15.0 ppb
2012-05-01578375DF8.00 ppb
2012-05-01578376DFND
2012-08-06583288DF17.0 ppb
2012-08-06583289DF18.0 ppb
2012-08-06583290DF14.0 ppb
2012-08-06583291DF16.0 ppb
2012-11-05587579DF21.0 ppb
2012-11-05587578DF22.0 ppb
2012-11-05587581DF3.20 ppb
2012-11-05587580DF2.60 ppb
2013-02-11592386DF4.90 ppb
2013-02-11592387DF3.00 ppb
2013-02-11592385DF7.30 ppb
2013-02-11592384DF7.50 ppb
2013-05-07595811DF17.0 ppb
2013-05-07595812DF15.0 ppb
2013-05-07595813DF13.0 ppb
2013-05-07595814DF15.0 ppb
2013-08-06600794DF8.20 ppb
2013-08-06600793DF14.0 ppb
2013-08-06600792DF14.0 ppb
2013-08-06600791DF17.0 ppb
2013-10-15604622DF9.00 ppb
2013-10-15604623DF9.40 ppb
2013-10-15604621DF12.0 ppb
2013-10-15604624DF6.40 ppb
2014-02-11607929.90 ppb
2014-02-11607959.90 ppb
2014-02-116079812.0 ppb
2014-02-11608059.10 ppb
2014-05-0510994612.0 ppb
2014-05-0510996516.0 ppb
2014-05-0510996614.0 ppb
2014-05-0510996715.0 ppb
2014-08-111715039.20 ppb
2014-08-1817609312.0 ppb
2014-08-1817609412.0 ppb
2014-08-1817609511.0 ppb
2014-11-1723330321.0 ppb
2014-11-1723329842.0 ppb
2014-11-1723329753.0 ppb
2014-11-1723329642.0 ppb
2015-02-16280278ND
2015-02-162802807.50 ppb
2015-02-162802697.10 ppb
2015-02-162802767.00 ppb
2015-05-1833472714.0 ppb
2015-05-1833472611.0 ppb
2015-05-1833472512.0 ppb
2015-05-1833472814.0 ppb
2015-08-1839029122.0 ppb
2015-08-1839029019.0 ppb
2015-08-1839028921.0 ppb
2015-08-1839029223.0 ppb
2015-11-1642813014.0 ppb
2015-11-1642813112.0 ppb
2015-11-1642813213.0 ppb
2015-11-164281331.000 ppb
2016-02-1549378616.0 ppb
2016-02-1549378915.0 ppb
2016-02-154937881.90 ppb
2016-02-1549378716.0 ppb
2016-05-1054489314.0 ppb
2016-05-1054489216.0 ppb
2016-05-105448944.70 ppb
2016-05-1054489116.0 ppb
2016-08-156039004.70 ppb
2016-08-1560389821.0 ppb
2016-08-1560389720.0 ppb
2016-08-1560389920.0 ppb
2016-11-146597382.60 ppb
2016-11-1465973717.0 ppb
2016-11-146597360.650 ppb
2016-11-1465973520.0 ppb
2017-02-207115919.90 ppb
2017-02-207115931.40 ppb
2017-02-2071159211.0 ppb
2017-02-2071159011.0 ppb
2017-05-0875356915.0 ppb
2017-05-087535683.30 ppb
2017-05-0875356714.0 ppb
2017-05-087560587.80 ppb
2017-08-28829264ND
2017-08-2882926517.0 ppb
2017-08-2882926610.00 ppb
2017-08-2882926315.0 ppb
2017-11-1387794814.0 ppb
2017-11-138779493.50 ppb
2017-11-13877950ND
2017-11-1387795113.0 ppb