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Monochloroacetic acid

City of Owosso

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.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND60ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018ND20ND
2019ND20ND

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
2014-02-04LLF08593ND
2014-02-04LLF08594ND
2014-05-06LLF17426ND
2014-05-06LLF17427ND
2014-08-13LLF33002ND
2014-08-13LLF33003ND
2018-08-08LLH97604ND
2018-08-08LLH97603ND
2019-08-01LLI53305ND
2019-08-01LLI53304ND