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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monochloroacetic acid

Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority

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.

 

99

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND180ND
2013ND210ND
2014ND120ND
20150.266 ppb166ND - 1.02 ppb
20160.151 ppb164ND - 1.01 ppb
2017ND160ND

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
2012-03-08L4073679-1ND
2012-03-08L4073679-4ND
2012-03-08L4073679-3ND
2012-03-08L4073679-2ND
2012-04-26L4137879-1ND
2012-06-06L4193098-2ND
2012-06-06L4193098-1ND
2012-06-06L4193098-4ND
2012-06-06L4193098-3ND
2012-09-06L4315725-3ND
2012-09-06L4315725-1ND
2012-09-06L4315725-4ND
2012-09-06L4315725-2ND
2012-10-04L4350332-1ND
2012-10-04L4350332-4ND
2012-10-04L4350332-3ND
2012-10-04L4350332-2ND
2012-10-11L4355327-6ND
2013-01-03L4451462-2ND
2013-01-03L4451462-1ND
2013-01-03L4451463-1ND
2013-01-03L4451463-2ND
2013-01-16L4462640-5ND
2013-04-03L4552679-4ND
2013-04-03L4552679-3ND
2013-04-03L4552679-1ND
2013-04-03L4552679-2ND
2013-07-03L1088939-4ND
2013-07-03L1088939-1ND
2013-07-03L1088939-3ND
2013-07-03L1088939-2ND
2013-10-03L4762169-20ND
2013-10-03L4762169-22ND
2013-10-03L4762169-19ND
2013-10-03L4762169-21ND
2013-12-31L4876068-3ND
2013-12-31L4876068-1ND
2013-12-31L4876068-4ND
2013-12-31L4876068-2ND
2014-03-31L4991350-2ND
2014-03-31L4991350-3ND
2014-03-31L4991350-4ND
2014-03-31L4991350-1ND
2014-06-30L1087000-1ND
2014-06-30L1087000-3ND
2014-06-30L1087000-2ND
2014-06-30L1087000-4ND
2014-10-01L5240073-4ND
2014-10-01L5240073-1ND
2014-10-01L5240073-3ND
2014-10-01L5240073-2ND
2015-01-02L5392604-2ND
2015-01-02L5392604-3ND
2015-01-02L5392604-1ND
2015-01-02L5392604-4ND
2015-04-15L5541801-20.440 ppb
2015-04-15L5541801-30.530 ppb
2015-04-15L5541801-1ND
2015-04-15L5541801-40.430 ppb
2015-07-02L5679916-1ND
2015-07-02L5679916-41.02 ppb
2015-07-02L5679916-30.870 ppb
2015-07-02L5679916-20.970 ppb
2015-10-01L1085417-2ND
2015-10-01L1085417-1ND
2015-10-01L1085417-4ND
2015-10-01L1085417-3ND
2016-01-04L6006075-40.450 ppb
2016-01-04L6006075-11.01 ppb
2016-01-04L6006075-20.510 ppb
2016-01-04L6006075-30.440 ppb
2016-04-043424685ND
2016-04-043424684ND
2016-04-043424686ND
2016-04-043424687ND
2016-07-053487138ND
2016-07-053487136ND
2016-07-053487137ND
2016-07-053487139ND
2016-10-053561058ND
2016-10-053561060ND
2016-10-053561059ND
2016-10-053561057ND
2017-01-053616383ND
2017-01-053616384ND
2017-01-053616386ND
2017-01-093617738ND
2017-04-063669549ND
2017-04-063669550ND
2017-04-063669552ND
2017-04-063669551ND
2017-07-123733131ND
2017-07-123733133ND
2017-07-123733132ND
2017-07-123733130ND
2017-10-163801328ND
2017-10-163801326ND
2017-10-163801325ND
2017-10-163801327ND