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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dichloroacetic acid

Kingston Water Department

Dichloroacetic 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.

 

32

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
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND90ND
20160.0600 ppb101ND - 0.600 ppb
2017ND130ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.7 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.7 ppb for dichloroacetic 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 Result
2015-02-11ND
2015-02-11ND
2015-05-12ND
2015-05-12ND
2015-05-12ND
2015-11-10ND
2015-11-10ND
2015-11-10ND
2015-11-10ND
2016-05-10ND
2016-05-10ND
2016-05-10ND
2016-08-09ND
2016-08-09ND
2016-08-09ND
2016-08-09ND
2016-11-08ND
2016-11-080.600 ppb
2016-11-08ND
2017-03-28ND
2017-03-28ND
2017-03-28ND
2017-05-17ND
2017-05-17ND
2017-05-17ND
2017-08-08ND
2017-08-08ND
2017-08-08ND
2017-08-08ND
2017-11-07ND
2017-11-07ND
2017-11-07ND