Acrylamide & Epichlorohydrin (A&E)

The overuse of chemicals containing acrylamide (A) and epichlorohydrin (E) in drinking water treatment is of concern because these organic chemicals have been classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as probable human carcinogens. Due to their small size, unlinked A&E monomers, also called residual monomers, can escape the filtration process and end up in the finished water for public consumption. Since there are no EPA approved methods for detection of these monomers in finished drinking water, treatment technique requirements were developed pertaining to water treatment chemicals containing A or E.

Jacob Stokes

Rule Manager

P: 701.328.6622
E: jstokes@nd.gov

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