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Dibromomethane in North Carolina


Dibromomethane is an unregulated byproduct of tap water disinfection and a manufactured chemical used in chemical synthesis and as an ingredient in fire extinguishing fluids.

The Most Polluted Communities in North Carolina

5 water utilities reported detecting Dibromomethane in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Dibromomethane level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Town of Snow Hill
Snow Hill, NC
2,6501 of 40.28 ppb
(0 to 1.1 ppb)
2Currituck Club Water Company
Corolla, NC
8691 of 80.2 ppb
(0 to 1.6 ppb)
3Town of Ahoskie
Ahoskie, NC
4,4791 of 60.17 ppb
(0 to 1 ppb)
4Town of Bethel
Bethel, NC
1,7311 of 20.15 ppb
(0 to 0.3 ppb)
5Henderson-Kerr Lake Reg Wtr
Henderson, NC
17,6491 of 60.11 ppb
(0 to 0.68 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Dibromomethane

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Violation Summary for Dibromomethane in North Carolina

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in North Carolina since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly65