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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monochloroacetic acid

Town of Forest City

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.

 

68

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20132.00 ppb41ND - 8.00 ppb
20140.300 ppb162ND - 2.40 ppb
20150.163 ppb161ND - 2.60 ppb
2016ND160ND
20170.131 ppb161ND - 2.10 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
2013-12-172947927ND
2013-12-1729479268.00 ppb
2013-12-172947929ND
2013-12-172947928ND
2014-03-202995621ND
2014-03-202995622ND
2014-03-202995623ND
2014-03-202995624ND
2014-06-2330509452.40 ppb
2014-06-233050947ND
2014-06-233050949ND
2014-06-2330509512.40 ppb
2014-09-173106247ND
2014-09-173106249ND
2014-09-173106251ND
2014-09-173106253ND
2014-12-163156859ND
2014-12-163156861ND
2014-12-163156857ND
2014-12-163156855ND
2015-03-18ND
2015-03-18ND
2015-03-18ND
2015-03-18ND
2015-06-16ND
2015-06-16ND
2015-06-16ND
2015-06-16ND
2015-09-15ND
2015-09-152.60 ppb
2015-09-15ND
2015-09-15ND
2015-12-15ND
2015-12-15ND
2015-12-15ND
2015-12-15ND
2016-03-153415089ND
2016-03-153415091ND
2016-03-153415093ND
2016-03-153415095ND
2016-06-213475778ND
2016-06-213475780ND
2016-06-213475782ND
2016-06-213475784ND
2016-09-193548829ND
2016-09-193548827ND
2016-09-193548825ND
2016-09-193548823ND
2016-12-203608341ND
2016-12-203608339ND
2016-12-203608337ND
2016-12-203608343ND
2017-03-233660490ND
2017-03-233660492ND
2017-03-233660494ND
2017-03-233660496ND
2017-06-203717632ND
2017-06-2037176262.10 ppb
2017-06-203717630ND
2017-06-203717628ND
2017-09-193782240ND
2017-09-193782242ND
2017-09-193782244ND
2017-09-193782246ND
2017-12-213842967ND
2017-12-213842969ND
2017-12-213842971ND
2017-12-213842973ND