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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monochloroacetic acid

City of Gulfport

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.

 

25

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20122.00 ppb112.00 ppb
20133.75 ppb41ND - 15.0 ppb
2014ND160ND
2015N/A00N/A
20161.50 ppb21ND - 3.00 ppb
20176.00 ppb224.00 ppb - 8.00 ppb

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
2012-06-05120606-003HA2.00 ppb
2013-12-16131217-035HAND
2013-12-16131217-034HAND
2013-12-16131217-002HA15.0 ppb
2013-12-16131217-001HAND
2014-03-17140318-005HAND
2014-03-17140318-006HAND
2014-03-17140318-007HAND
2014-03-17140318-008HAND
2014-06-18140619-016HAND
2014-06-18140619-015HAND
2014-06-18140619-014HAND
2014-06-18140619-013HAND
2014-06-18140619-012HAND
2014-06-18140619-011HAND
2014-09-17140918-010HAND
2014-09-17140918-011HAND
2014-09-17140918-012HAND
2014-09-17140918-025HAND
2014-09-17140918-032HAND
2014-09-17140918-033HAND
2016-12-01161202-004HAND
2016-12-01161202-003HA3.00 ppb
2017-07-31170801-021HA4.00 ppb
2017-07-31170801-020HA8.00 ppb