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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Trichloroacetic acid

Mcguire Air Force Base

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.

 

60

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

31

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.500 ppb21ND - 1.000 ppb
2015ND20ND
20163.60 ppb85ND - 12.5 ppb
20170.931 ppb1610ND - 2.14 ppb
20181.50 ppb1611ND - 6.61 ppb
20191.36 ppb164ND - 12.6 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
2014-08-14N020490-01ND
2014-08-14N020490-021.000 ppb
2015-08-12N028582-02ND
2015-08-12N028582-04ND
2016-08-10HA082016-1812.5 ppb
2016-08-10HA082016-196.45 ppb
2016-08-10HA082016-201.71 ppb
2016-08-10HA082019-21ND
2016-11-16HA120216-174.56 ppb
2016-11-16HA120216-153.56 ppb
2016-11-16HA120216-16ND
2016-11-16HA120216-14ND
2017-02-15HA030317-391.65 ppb
2017-02-15HA030317-371.60 ppb
2017-02-15HA030317-38ND
2017-02-15HA030317-361.75 ppb
2017-05-17HA053117-272.14 ppb
2017-05-17HA053117-261.30 ppb
2017-05-17HA053117-251.20 ppb
2017-05-17HA030317-28ND
2017-09-20HA100317-201.09 ppb
2017-09-20HA100317-21ND
2017-09-20HA100317-231.39 ppb
2017-09-20HA100317-221.05 ppb
2017-11-15HA120117B-13ND
2017-11-15HA120117B-141.72 ppb
2017-11-15HA120117B-12ND
2017-11-15HA120117B-11ND
2018-02-14HA022818-212.64 ppb
2018-02-14HA022818-232.52 ppb
2018-02-14HA022818-222.71 ppb
2018-02-14HA022818-242.44 ppb
2018-05-16HA052418-280.790 ppb
2018-05-16HA052418-290.430 ppb
2018-05-16HA052418-310.530 ppb
2018-05-16HA052418-320.770 ppb
2018-08-15HA090118-24ND
2018-08-15HA090118-283.29 ppb
2018-08-15HA090118-27ND
2018-08-15HA090118-256.61 ppb
2018-11-14HA120318_16ND
2018-11-14HA120318_17ND
2018-11-14HA120318_18ND
2018-11-14HA120318_151.22 ppb
2019-02-21HA030619_09ND
2019-02-21HA030619_10ND
2019-02-21HA030619_07ND
2019-02-21HA030619_08ND
2019-06-28HA070319_10ND
2019-06-28HA070319_076.72 ppb
2019-06-28HA070319_09ND
2019-06-28HA070319_08ND
2019-08-14HA083019_2712.6 ppb
2019-08-14HA083019_25ND
2019-08-14HA083019_26ND
2019-08-14HA083019_24ND
2019-11-13HA112219_39ND
2019-11-13HA112219_41ND
2019-11-13HA112219_421.17 ppb
2019-11-13HA112219_401.20 ppb