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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monochloroacetic acid

City of Emporia

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
20121.31 ppb164ND - 6.20 ppb
20132.03 ppb1610ND - 6.30 ppb
2014ND160ND
20153.58 ppb1610ND - 13.0 ppb
2016ND160ND
20170.263 ppb162ND - 2.10 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
2012-02-21575761DFND
2012-02-21575762DFND
2012-02-21575763DFND
2012-02-21575760DFND
2012-05-08578712DFND
2012-05-08578713DFND
2012-05-08578710DFND
2012-05-08578711DFND
2012-09-11585322DFND
2012-09-11585321DFND
2012-09-11585319DFND
2012-09-11585320DFND
2012-11-27588240DF4.50 ppb
2012-11-27588238DF5.10 ppb
2012-11-27588239DF5.10 ppb
2012-11-27588241DF6.20 ppb
2013-03-12593410DF4.60 ppb
2013-03-12593411DF2.50 ppb
2013-03-12593412DF2.80 ppb
2013-03-12593413DF2.50 ppb
2013-05-14596122DF6.30 ppb
2013-05-14596123DFND
2013-05-14596120DFND
2013-05-14596121DF4.50 ppb
2013-08-20601882DFND
2013-08-20601881DFND
2013-08-20601880DFND
2013-08-20601879DFND
2013-12-03606071DF2.10 ppb
2013-12-03606068DF2.30 ppb
2013-12-03606069DF2.30 ppb
2013-12-03606070DF2.60 ppb
2014-02-1762650ND
2014-02-1762652ND
2014-02-1762654ND
2014-02-1762656ND
2014-04-22100330ND
2014-04-22100329ND
2014-04-22100328ND
2014-04-22100327ND
2014-07-22156098ND
2014-07-22156095ND
2014-07-22156096ND
2014-07-22156097ND
2014-10-15214265ND
2014-10-15214268ND
2014-10-15214266ND
2014-10-15214267ND
2015-01-2726773213.0 ppb
2015-01-272677338.60 ppb
2015-01-272677348.00 ppb
2015-01-272677358.30 ppb
2015-04-283198162.10 ppb
2015-04-283198173.80 ppb
2015-04-28319818ND
2015-04-283198154.20 ppb
2015-07-283746104.00 ppb
2015-07-283746092.50 ppb
2015-07-283746082.80 ppb
2015-07-28374607ND
2015-10-27418820ND
2015-10-27418821ND
2015-10-27418822ND
2015-10-27418819ND
2016-02-02484839ND
2016-02-02484837ND
2016-02-02484838ND
2016-02-02484840ND
2016-04-18529837ND
2016-04-18529836ND
2016-04-18529834ND
2016-04-18529835ND
2016-07-26590152ND
2016-07-26590153ND
2016-07-26590151ND
2016-07-26590150ND
2016-10-25647964ND
2016-10-25647965ND
2016-10-25647967ND
2016-10-25647966ND
2017-01-30678884ND
2017-01-30678887ND
2017-01-30678886ND
2017-01-30678885ND
2017-04-24746464ND
2017-04-247464682.10 ppb
2017-04-24746469ND
2017-04-247464632.10 ppb
2017-07-31807764ND
2017-07-31807763ND
2017-07-31807765ND
2017-07-31807766ND
2017-10-30868915ND
2017-10-30868916ND
2017-10-30868913ND
2017-10-30868914ND