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Trichloroacetic acid

NJ American Water - Atlantic County

Trichloroacetic 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.

 

213

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

123

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.07 ppb5327ND - 4.50 ppb
20132.04 ppb3225ND - 4.80 ppb
20141.32 ppb3220ND - 5.10 ppb
20150.925 ppb3214ND - 3.40 ppb
20161.48 ppb3220ND - 4.70 ppb
20171.69 ppb3217ND - 7.20 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for trichloroacetic 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.a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-05157070012.80 ppb
2012-01-05157062013.90 ppb
2012-01-0515706301ND
2012-01-0515706401ND
2012-01-05157069011.50 ppb
2012-01-06157073012.50 ppb
2012-01-06157071012.30 ppb
2012-01-0615706601ND
2012-01-06157067012.40 ppb
2012-01-06157068014.20 ppb
2012-01-1215706501ND
2012-04-05161054011.80 ppb
2012-04-05161063011.40 ppb
2012-04-0516105801ND
2012-04-0516105901ND
2012-04-05161064011.10 ppb
2012-04-0916105701ND
2012-04-09161062011.000 ppb
2012-04-09161060011.60 ppb
2012-04-09161061011.30 ppb
2012-04-11162972012.10 ppb
2012-04-1116105601ND
2012-04-11161055014.50 ppb
2012-04-11162968011.40 ppb
2012-05-1516297101ND
2012-05-24162969011.90 ppb
2012-06-15162963012.20 ppb
2012-06-2216297301ND
2012-07-0616839301ND
2012-07-0616839601ND
2012-07-0616838601ND
2012-07-0616840001ND
2012-07-0616839401ND
2012-07-06168362011.40 ppb
2012-07-1616839101ND
2012-07-1616839501ND
2012-07-1616839701ND
2012-07-16168401011.10 ppb
2012-07-1716839001ND
2012-07-17168398013.20 ppb
2012-07-1716838901ND
2012-07-1716838801ND
2012-07-2016839901ND
2012-07-20168387011.30 ppb
2012-07-20168385011.60 ppb
2012-11-0520234901ND
2012-11-0520235201ND
2012-11-05202353012.20 ppb
2012-11-05202350011.000 ppb
2012-11-0520235401ND
2012-11-05204316012.00 ppb
2012-11-05202351013.10 ppb
2012-11-0520431701ND
2013-02-04209459011.60 ppb
2013-02-0420946301ND
2013-02-04209464012.20 ppb
2013-02-04209461011.70 ppb
2013-02-04209465011.60 ppb
2013-02-04209458012.20 ppb
2013-02-04209462012.70 ppb
2013-02-04209460012.00 ppb
2013-05-06219146012.70 ppb
2013-05-0621915001ND
2013-05-06219156014.80 ppb
2013-05-06219148011.10 ppb
2013-05-06219157012.40 ppb
2013-05-06219145014.30 ppb
2013-05-06219149014.50 ppb
2013-05-06219147012.30 ppb
2013-08-06231328014.10 ppb
2013-08-0623133201ND
2013-08-06231335013.50 ppb
2013-08-06231330011.70 ppb
2013-08-0623133601ND
2013-08-06231327014.00 ppb
2013-08-06231331013.90 ppb
2013-08-06231329013.60 ppb
2013-11-0423855401ND
2013-11-04238551011.20 ppb
2013-11-0423854801ND
2013-11-0423855201ND
2013-11-04238550012.40 ppb
2013-11-05238549012.10 ppb
2013-11-05238553011.000 ppb
2013-11-05238555011.60 ppb
2014-02-0324708401ND
2014-02-0324708801ND
2014-02-0324708901ND
2014-02-03247086011.70 ppb
2014-02-03247090012.30 ppb
2014-02-0324708301ND
2014-02-0324708701ND
2014-02-0324708501ND
2014-05-05254885011.000 ppb
2014-05-0525488901ND
2014-05-05254893011.000 ppb
2014-05-05254887011.50 ppb
2014-05-05254894012.80 ppb
2014-05-05254884011.10 ppb
2014-05-0525488801ND
2014-05-05254886015.10 ppb
2014-08-04265768011.70 ppb
2014-08-04265765012.30 ppb
2014-08-04265762012.00 ppb
2014-08-04265766013.40 ppb
2014-08-04265764011.30 ppb
2014-08-05265763011.50 ppb
2014-08-0526576701ND
2014-08-0526576901ND
2014-11-0327391201ND
2014-11-0327391601ND
2014-11-03273919012.00 ppb
2014-11-03273914012.70 ppb
2014-11-03273920012.00 ppb
2014-11-03273911012.60 ppb
2014-11-03273915011.60 ppb
2014-11-03273913012.60 ppb
2015-02-0328080401ND
2015-02-0328080801ND
2015-02-0328080901ND
2015-02-0328080601ND
2015-02-03280810011.70 ppb
2015-02-0328080301ND
2015-02-0328080701ND
2015-02-0328080501ND
2015-05-0429037901ND
2015-05-0429038301ND
2015-05-04290387011.70 ppb
2015-05-04290381011.60 ppb
2015-05-0429038801ND
2015-05-04290378011.40 ppb
2015-05-0429038201ND
2015-05-0429038001ND
2015-08-04300283011.30 ppb
2015-08-0430028601ND
2015-08-04300287012.40 ppb
2015-08-04300284011.30 ppb
2015-08-0430028801ND
2015-08-04300282012.90 ppb
2015-08-04300285011.50 ppb
2015-08-04300289013.40 ppb
2015-11-0230700701ND
2015-11-0230701001ND
2015-11-02307011011.90 ppb
2015-11-02307008012.60 ppb
2015-11-0230701201ND
2015-11-02307006013.20 ppb
2015-11-02307009012.70 ppb
2015-11-0230701301ND
2016-02-0131347901ND
2016-02-0131348201ND
2016-02-0131348301ND
2016-02-01313480013.20 ppb
2016-02-01313484011.90 ppb
2016-02-0131347801ND
2016-02-01313481012.00 ppb
2016-02-0131348501ND
2016-05-0232072901ND
2016-05-02320732012.50 ppb
2016-05-02320733011.60 ppb
2016-05-02320730012.50 ppb
2016-05-02320734012.00 ppb
2016-05-02320728011.30 ppb
2016-05-02320731014.70 ppb
2016-05-0232073501ND
2016-08-02330768011.40 ppb
2016-08-0233077101ND
2016-08-02330772012.40 ppb
2016-08-02330769011.60 ppb
2016-08-02330773011.50 ppb
2016-08-02330767013.50 ppb
2016-08-02330770013.10 ppb
2016-08-02330774013.20 ppb
2016-11-0133884001ND
2016-11-0133884301ND
2016-11-01338844011.70 ppb
2016-11-01338841011.80 ppb
2016-11-0133884501ND
2016-11-01338839012.90 ppb
2016-11-01338842012.70 ppb
2016-11-0133884601ND
2017-02-0134757801ND
2017-02-0134758101ND
2017-02-0134758201ND
2017-02-01347579011.90 ppb
2017-02-0134758301ND
2017-02-0134757701ND
2017-02-0134758001ND
2017-02-0134758401ND
2017-05-01355810011.90 ppb
2017-05-0135581301ND
2017-05-01355814017.20 ppb
2017-05-01355811011.70 ppb
2017-05-0135581501ND
2017-05-01355809016.20 ppb
2017-05-01355812016.20 ppb
2017-05-01355816013.10 ppb
2017-08-0136857301ND
2017-08-0136857601ND
2017-08-01368577011.40 ppb
2017-08-01368574012.10 ppb
2017-08-01368614012.10 ppb
2017-08-01368572012.30 ppb
2017-08-01368575012.60 ppb
2017-08-01368578011.30 ppb
2017-11-0237771701ND
2017-11-0237772001ND
2017-11-02377721013.80 ppb
2017-11-02377718013.20 ppb
2017-11-0237773101ND
2017-11-02377716013.60 ppb
2017-11-02377719013.40 ppb
2017-11-0237772201ND