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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monochloroacetic acid

City of Fenton

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.

 

11

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
2013ND50ND
2014ND60ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

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
2013-09-05LLE91817ND
2013-10-17LLE98289ND
2013-10-17LLE98291ND
2013-10-17LLE98288ND
2013-10-17LLE98290ND
2014-01-09LLF06496ND
2014-01-09LLF06499ND
2014-04-24LLF15631ND
2014-04-24LLF15632ND
2014-04-24LLF15633ND
2014-04-24LLF15634ND