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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Trichloroacetic acid

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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.

 

16

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

2

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND40ND
2015ND40ND
20164.50 ppb42ND - 9.00 ppb
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.5 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.5 ppb for trichloroacetic acid was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as 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
2014-08-261330242ND
2014-08-261330242ND
2014-08-261330241ND
2014-08-261330241ND
2015-08-241422123ND
2015-08-241422124ND
2015-08-241422124ND
2015-08-241422123ND
2016-08-171517638ND
2016-08-1715176379.00 ppb
2016-08-1715176379.00 ppb
2016-08-171517638ND
2017-08-0335328344051ND
2017-08-0335328344050ND
2017-08-0335328344051ND
2017-08-0335328344050ND