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Dichloroacetic acid

Lee County WSC

Dichloroacetic 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.

 

68

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

37

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20132.23 ppb441.20 ppb - 2.90 ppb
20141.33 ppb167ND - 11.1 ppb
20150.756 ppb168ND - 2.40 ppb
20160.725 ppb168ND - 2.70 ppb
20170.863 ppb1610ND - 2.30 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.7 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.7 ppb for dichloroacetic acid was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-10-14Q13088540042.90 ppb
2013-10-14Q13088540031.20 ppb
2013-10-14Q13088540022.00 ppb
2013-10-14Q13088540012.80 ppb
2014-02-25AC44498ND
2014-02-25AC44479ND
2014-02-25AC44477ND
2014-02-25AC44480ND
2014-05-13AC540501.70 ppb
2014-05-13AC540491.10 ppb
2014-05-13AC54047ND
2014-05-13AC540481.60 ppb
2014-08-14AC638071.80 ppb
2014-08-14AC637951.20 ppb
2014-08-14AC6379211.1 ppb
2014-08-14AC637962.80 ppb
2014-12-08AC73988ND
2014-12-08AC73987ND
2014-12-08AC73981ND
2014-12-08AC73982ND
2015-03-04AC826621.10 ppb
2015-03-04AC826661.20 ppb
2015-03-04AC82734ND
2015-03-04AC82665ND
2015-06-17AC962401.10 ppb
2015-06-17AC962531.20 ppb
2015-06-17AC96252ND
2015-06-17AC962512.10 ppb
2015-09-01AD05131ND
2015-09-01AD051392.00 ppb
2015-09-01AD05137ND
2015-09-01AD051451.000 ppb
2015-11-13AD135462.40 ppb
2015-11-13AD13549ND
2015-11-13AD13550ND
2015-11-13AD13585ND
2016-01-27AD203441.20 ppb
2016-01-27AD20346ND
2016-01-27AD203451.000 ppb
2016-01-27AD20347ND
2016-04-12AD327651.10 ppb
2016-04-12AD327681.30 ppb
2016-04-12AD32766ND
2016-04-12AD327701.60 ppb
2016-07-26AD45662ND
2016-07-26AD456671.30 ppb
2016-07-26AD45665ND
2016-07-26AD45660ND
2016-10-31AD55457ND
2016-10-31AD55452ND
2016-10-31AD554531.40 ppb
2016-10-31AD554542.70 ppb
2017-01-30AD67510ND
2017-01-30AD67511ND
2017-01-30AD67506ND
2017-01-30AD67509ND
2017-04-11AD791801.000 ppb
2017-05-04AD827301.20 ppb
2017-05-04AD827311.000 ppb
2017-05-04AD82732ND
2017-07-24AD903262.30 ppb
2017-07-24AD903271.20 ppb
2017-07-24AD90322ND
2017-07-24AD903231.10 ppb
2017-10-04AD992351.70 ppb
2017-10-04AD992361.40 ppb
2017-10-04AD992311.40 ppb
2017-10-04AD992431.50 ppb