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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monochloroacetic acid

City of Myrtle Beach

NOTE: City of Myrtle Beach purchases water from Gsw&sa-myrtle Beach (sc2620009) which is required to test for monochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Gsw&sa-myrtle Beach (sc2620009).

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.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND160ND
2013ND160ND
2014ND160ND
2015ND160ND
2016ND160ND
2017ND160ND

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

NOTE: City of Myrtle Beach purchases water from Gsw&sa-myrtle Beach (sc2620009) which is required to test for monochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Gsw&sa-myrtle Beach (sc2620009).

Date Lab ID Result
2013-09-252130926-12ND
2013-10-162131017-39ND
2013-10-162131017-40ND
2014-07-152140716-44ND
2015-07-222150723-25ND
2015-07-222150723-24ND
2016-07-202160721-11ND
2016-07-202160721-12ND
2017-07-262170727-21ND
2017-07-262170727-22ND