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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chloromethane

Jackson County PWSD1

NOTE: Jackson County PWSD1 purchases water from Kansas City which is required to test for chloromethane. Sample information shown below was taken by Kansas City.

Chloromethane is an industrial solvent, aerosol propellant and a refrigerant. It also forms as a byproduct of water disinfection. The EPA classifies chloromethane as possibly carcinogenic to humans.

 

65

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND120ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND90ND
2015ND120ND
2016ND120ND
2017ND50ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 2.69 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 2.69 ppb for chloromethane was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Jackson County PWSD1 purchases water from Kansas City which is required to test for chloromethane. Sample information shown below was taken by Kansas City.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-03C03901ND
2012-02-05C08110ND
2012-03-03C11761ND
2012-04-04C15726ND
2012-05-01C19110ND
2012-06-02C23311ND
2012-07-06C27868ND
2012-08-18C34038ND
2012-09-09C36891ND
2012-10-06C40515ND
2012-11-04C44251ND
2012-12-09C48979ND
2013-01-18C54448ND
2013-02-17C58447ND
2013-02-203584014001AMND
2013-03-24C62747ND
2013-04-21C66253ND
2013-05-20C69975ND
2013-05-293594930001AMND
2013-07-16C77466ND
2013-08-10C80891ND
2013-08-2135105620001AMND
2013-09-08C84470ND
2013-10-06C88206ND
2013-11-0635115018001AMND
2013-11-15C93297ND
2013-12-08C96114ND
2014-04-06D11763ND
2014-05-04D15202ND
2014-06-01D18931ND
2014-07-01D22860ND
2014-08-01D26836ND
2014-09-05D31301ND
2014-10-13D36014ND
2014-11-04D38817ND
2014-12-03D42624ND
2015-01-05D46697ND
2015-02-09D51137ND
2015-03-11D55013ND
2015-04-29D61355ND
2015-05-28D65077ND
2015-06-15D67376ND
2015-07-08D70235ND
2015-08-26D76796ND
2015-09-23D80567ND
2015-10-26D84945ND
2015-11-16D87792ND
2015-12-08D90592ND
2016-01-14D95251ND
2016-02-29E00504ND
2016-03-09E02289ND
2016-04-13E06748ND
2016-05-11E10413ND
2016-06-21E15643ND
2016-07-15E19092ND
2016-08-14E23100ND
2016-09-25E28654ND
2016-10-19E31869ND
2016-11-14E35060ND
2016-12-07E37941ND
2017-04-10E53857ND
2017-05-21E59345ND
2017-07-15E66567ND
2017-08-28E72302ND
2017-09-26E76242ND