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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dichloroacetic acid

Delsea Woods Community LLC

Dichloroacetic 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.

 

9

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

5

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.30 ppb21ND - 2.60 ppb
20131.70 ppb111.70 ppb
20140.500 ppb21ND - 1.000 ppb
2015ND20ND
20161.20 ppb111.20 ppb
20176.40 ppb116.40 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.7 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.7 ppb for dichloroacetic acid was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as 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
2012-07-1799784540012.60 ppb
2012-08-289985492001ND
2013-07-1710379390011.70 ppb
2014-08-0520225700011.000 ppb
2014-08-052022570002ND
2015-08-115080337-01ND
2015-08-185080551-01ND
2016-08-2635342521.20 ppb
2017-08-1422546840026.40 ppb