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Bromoform in New York


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 York

914 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)
1Evans Mills Village
Evans Mills, NY
6445 of 643.33 ppb
(0 to 100 ppb)
2Chazy Water District
Chazy, NY
5807 of 833.38 ppb
(0 to 68 ppb)
3Halcottsville Water District No. 1
Margaretville, NY
431 of 133 ppb
(33 ppb)
4Glenfield Water District
Martinsburg, NY
2005 of 524.62 ppb
(3.4 to 46 ppb)
5Addison Village
Addison, NY
1,8422 of 223.4 ppb
(20.8 to 26 ppb)
6Hobart Village
Hobart, NY
3801 of 123 ppb
(23 ppb)
7Belfast Water District
Belfast, NY
75023 of 2422.41 ppb
(0 to 51 ppb)
8Camelot Homes
Richfield Springs, NY
5001 of 122 ppb
(22 ppb)
9Northland Estates
Pittsford, NY
5404 of 418.25 ppb
(16 to 21 ppb)
10Corbett Community Corp.
Downsville, NY
932 of 218.02 ppb
(1.94 to 34.1 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 York

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New York