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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chloromethane

Akron City Public Water System

Chloromethane is an industrial solvent, aerosol propellant and a refrigerant. It also forms as a byproduct of water disinfection. The EPA classifies chloromethane as possibly carcinogenic to humans.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 2.69 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 2.69 ppb for chloromethane was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-09-06AG29302ND
2013-06-24AG48737ND
2013-10-1535112334001AMND
2014-01-2735124240001AMND
2014-04-0835133702001AMND
2014-06-30AG74570ND
2014-07-0835145285001AMND
2015-10-13AH08002ND
2016-07-11AH26082ND
2017-07-11AH54215ND