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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monochloroacetic acid

Northampton Bucks County Municipal Authority

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.

 

16

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
20170.681 ppb163ND - 4.60 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
2017-01-1715504103ND
2017-01-1715504115ND
2017-01-1715504127ND
2017-01-1715504139ND
2017-04-1215923507ND
2017-04-12159235193.10 ppb
2017-04-12159235313.20 ppb
2017-04-12159235434.60 ppb
2017-07-1716552152ND
2017-07-1716552158ND
2017-07-1716552164ND
2017-07-1716552170ND
2017-10-1616868162ND
2017-10-1616868174ND
2017-10-1616868186ND
2017-10-1616868198ND