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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monochloroacetic acid

Phoenixville Water Dept

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
20170.578 ppb163ND - 4.04 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
2017-02-0115648975ND
2017-02-0115648987ND
2017-02-01156489992.00 ppb
2017-02-0115649011ND
2017-05-0416086924ND
2017-05-04160869363.20 ppb
2017-05-0416086948ND
2017-05-0416086960ND
2017-08-0316558625ND
2017-08-0316558629ND
2017-08-03165586334.04 ppb
2017-08-0316558638ND
2017-11-0217017069ND
2017-11-0217017081ND
2017-11-0217017093ND
2017-11-0217017105ND