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National Drinking Water Database - Chemical Contaminants

Bromide-82


Status: Unregulated - EPA has not established a maximum legal limit in tapwater for this contaminant.

Bromide-82 is a radioactive tracer used in medical applications.

 
Detected
Found above
health guidelines
Found above
legal limit
States
1
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-
Water utilities
8
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-
People Served
44,767
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-

Bromide-82 Exposure by State

Water utilities in 1 states have reported detecting Bromide-82 in treated tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies.

StateWater Suppliers with Bromide-82 contamination
SystemsPopulation
Texas844,767
Total844,767

The Most Polluted Communities

8 water utilities reported detecting Bromide-82 in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Bromide-82 level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1City of Weslaco
Mercedes, TX
2,4721 of 11853.33 ppb
(1853.33 ppb)
2City of Roby
Roby, TX
6161 of 1890 ppb
(890 ppb)
3Paul Cobb Water System
Lubbock, TX
401 of 1610 ppb
(610 ppb)
4Town North Estates
Lubbock, TX
2001 of 1380 ppb
(380 ppb)
5Plott Acres
Lubbock, TX
2001 of 1260 ppb
(260 ppb)
6EL Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board
El Paso, TX
40,3681 of 1225.83 ppb
(225.83 ppb)
7Borden County Water System
Gail, TX
2241 of 1120 ppb
(120 ppb)
8Happy Municipal Water System
Happy, TX
6471 of 1100 ppb
(100 ppb)

Testing Summary for Bromide-82

Are tests routinely required for Bromide-82 by federal law?No
Water suppliers reporting tests for Bromide-82 (2005-2005):9 of 47,576
Average testing rate for water supplier reporting tests (2005-2005):1.0 per year