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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chloromethane

Oakwood Water System

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.

 

9

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND30ND
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

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-29AB82344ND
2012-12-20AC07197ND
2013-01-24AC08703ND
2014-04-15AC50587ND
2015-10-14AD10637ND
2016-01-26AD20078ND
2016-05-23AD37761ND
2016-09-20AD50399ND
2017-09-21AD97395ND