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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monochloroacetic acid

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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.

 

22

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND160ND
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
2012-08-28LLE45104ND
2013-09-04LLE91779ND
2013-11-12LLF02364ND
2013-11-13LLF02362ND
2013-11-13LLF02363ND
2013-11-20LLF02365ND
2014-02-19LLF10057ND
2014-02-19LLF10058ND
2014-02-19LLF10059ND
2014-02-19LLF10060ND
2014-05-12LLF17822ND
2014-05-12LLF17825ND
2014-05-12LLF17824ND
2014-05-12LLF17823ND
2014-09-18LLF40062ND
2014-09-18LLF40063ND
2014-09-18LLF40064ND
2014-09-23LLF40065ND
2014-11-10LLF45905ND
2014-11-10LLF45907ND
2014-11-10LLF45904ND
2014-11-10LLF45906ND