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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dichloroacetic acid

City of Fenton

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.

 

11

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
20130.200 ppb51ND - 1.000 ppb
20140.167 ppb61ND - 1.000 ppb
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 0.2 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.2 ppb for dichloroacetic 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.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
2013-09-05LLE918171.000 ppb
2013-10-17LLE98289ND
2013-10-17LLE98291ND
2013-10-17LLE98288ND
2013-10-17LLE98290ND
2014-01-09LLF06496ND
2014-01-09LLF06499ND
2014-04-24LLF15631ND
2014-04-24LLF156321.000 ppb
2014-04-24LLF15633ND
2014-04-24LLF15634ND