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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chloromethane

Bcwsa Sangaree WD

NOTE: Bcwsa Sangaree WD purchases water from Santee Cooper Reg Water which is required to test for chloromethane. Sample information shown below was taken by Santee Cooper Reg Water.

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.

 

6

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND10ND
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

NOTE: Bcwsa Sangaree WD purchases water from Santee Cooper Reg Water which is required to test for chloromethane. Sample information shown below was taken by Santee Cooper Reg Water.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-16AD02983ND
2013-02-27AD20327ND
2014-03-11AD36903ND
2015-03-04AD52316ND
2016-02-16AD70863ND
2017-02-06AD89354ND