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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monochloroacetic acid

Aqua Pa Bensalem

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.

 

32

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
20170.425 ppb324ND - 4.80 ppb

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
2017-01-0615502543ND
2017-01-0615502507ND
2017-01-0615502459ND
2017-01-0615502495ND
2017-01-0615502531ND
2017-01-0615502471ND
2017-01-0615502519ND
2017-01-0615502483ND
2017-04-0715922362ND
2017-04-0715922350ND
2017-04-0715922338ND
2017-04-0715922386ND
2017-04-0715922326ND
2017-04-0715922314ND
2017-04-13159223744.80 ppb
2017-04-1315922398ND
2017-07-1016399558ND
2017-07-1016399500ND
2017-07-1016399537ND
2017-07-10163995232.70 ppb
2017-07-10163995142.70 ppb
2017-07-13165508803.40 ppb
2017-07-1316550874ND
2017-08-1116550891ND
2017-10-1216867052ND
2017-10-1216867076ND
2017-10-1216867004ND
2017-10-1316867028ND
2017-10-1316867064ND
2017-10-1316867016ND
2017-10-1316866992ND
2017-10-1616867040ND