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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monochloroacetic acid

Town of Bunkie Water System

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.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20132.15 ppb442.10 ppb - 2.20 ppb
20147.45 ppb445.50 ppb - 9.40 ppb
2015ND40ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND40ND

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
2013-05-23L0029915-022.20 ppb
2013-05-23L0029915-022.20 ppb
2013-05-23L0029915-012.10 ppb
2013-05-23L0029915-012.10 ppb
2014-05-12L0042977-039.40 ppb
2014-05-12L0042977-039.40 ppb
2014-05-12L0042977-045.50 ppb
2014-05-12L0042977-045.50 ppb
2015-05-1535189402001ND
2015-05-1535189402002ND
2015-05-1535189402002ND
2015-05-1535189402001ND
2016-05-20LA20896-1ND
2016-05-20LA20896-1ND
2016-05-20LA20896-2ND
2016-05-20LA20896-2ND
2017-05-0835311610012ND
2017-05-0835311610011ND
2017-05-0835311610012ND
2017-05-0835311610011ND