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Bromoform in New Jersey


Bromoform is a disinfection byproduct from the trihalomethane (THM) family, and is formed when chlorine, chloramines or other disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in New Jersey

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

Ranked by highest average Bromoform level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1NJ American Water Cape May System
Middle Twp, NJ
3,83313 of 1313.13 ppb
(1.1 to 25.95 ppb)
2Woodstown Water Department
Woodstown, NJ
3,6139 of 912.71 ppb
(1.71 to 42.4 ppb)
3Keansburg Water & Sewer Dept.
Keansburg, NJ
11,51514 of 1411.83 ppb
(2.95 to 32.65 ppb)
4Avalon Water and Sewerage Utilities
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
40,00016 of 1910.61 ppb
(0 to 27.6 ppb)
5NJ American W Co Belvide
Belvidere Town, NJ
3,1581 of 110.5 ppb
(10.5 ppb)
6NJ American - Pennsgrove
Penns Grove Twp, NJ
14,40612 of 139.91 ppb
(0 to 19.9 ppb)
7NJ American Water Company-Pelican Island
Lakewood, NJ
3003 of 39.37 ppb
(8.7 to 10.5 ppb)
8Fair Lawn Water Dept
Fair Lawn, NJ
32,00027 of 286.35 ppb
(0 to 26.35 ppb)
9NJ American-Mansfield System
Washington, NJ
2201 of 15.8 ppb
(5.8 ppb)
10Maple Shade Water Department
Maple Shade, NJ
19,20014 of 155.77 ppb
(0 to 77 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Bromoform

StandardDescriptionLevel
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.0 ppb
EPA Human Health Water Quality CriteriaWater quality criteria set by the US EPA provide guidance for states and tribes authorized to establish water quality standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect human health. These are non-enforceable standards based upon exposure by both drinking water and the contribution of water contamination to other consumed foods. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.4.3 ppb
One in one million (10-6) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 1,000,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.8 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL)The enforceable standard which defines the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to health-based limits (Maximum Contaminant Level Goals, or MCLGs) as feasible using the best available analytical and treatment technologies and taking cost into consideration. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.80 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 10-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic effects for up to ten days of exposure. The Ten-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.200 ppb
One in ten thousand (10-4) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 10,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.800 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1000 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 1-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for up to one day of exposure. The One-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.5000 ppb

Violation Summary for Bromoform in New Jersey

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Jersey