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Dibromochloromethane in North Carolina


Dibromochloromethane 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 North Carolina

1,034 water utilities reported detecting Dibromochloromethane in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Dibromochloromethane level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Chapel Ridge S/D
Clayton, NC
4003 of 357.17 ppb
(33 to 70 ppb)
2Pine Island Utilities
Corolla, NC
74413 of 1442.84 ppb
(0 to 130 ppb)
3Town of Pittsboro
Pittsboro, NC
4,19122 of 2235.66 ppb
(3.7 to 142 ppb)
4Corolla Light Utilities
Corolla, NC
1,25020 of 2233.35 ppb
(0 to 120 ppb)
5Currituck Club Water Company
Corolla, NC
86912 of 1529.53 ppb
(0 to 130 ppb)
6Porters Neck Plantation
Wilmington, NC
1,5547 of 928.78 ppb
(0 to 60 ppb)
7Winfall Water System
Winfall, NC
51012 of 1227.17 ppb
(2 to 40 ppb)
8Southgate Mhp
Jacksonville, NC
1333 of 324.67 ppb
(20 to 34 ppb)
9Town of Edenton
Edenton, NC
5,50012 of 1223.75 ppb
(2 to 60 ppb)
10Pcs Phosphate-Spa/Fert
Aurora, NC
19211 of 1123.45 ppb
(2 to 100 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Dibromochloromethane

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.0.4 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.0.8 ppb
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.60 ppb
Lifetime health-based limit, non-cancer riskConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for a lifetime of exposure. The Lifetime health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is based on exposure for a a 70-kg adult consuming 2 liters of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.60 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
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.80 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.600 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.600 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.700 ppb

Violation Summary for Dibromochloromethane 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