The Power of Information

National Drinking Water Database


Bromobenzene in New York


Bromobenzene is an industrial solvent, an intermediate in chemical manufacturing and a motor oil additive; it may form as a byproduct of water disinfection.

The Most Polluted Communities in New York

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

Ranked by highest average Bromobenzene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Bedford Hills/Taconic Corr. Facilities
Bedford Hills, NY
1,1001 of 10.5 ppb
(0.5 ppb)
2Wild Oaks Water Company
Rockport, NY
8051 of 30.17 ppb
(0 to 0.5 ppb)
3Mcwa, Genesee West
Rochester, NY
8002 of 30.12 ppb
(0 to 0.23 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Bromobenzene

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.4000 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.4000 ppb

Violation Summary for Bromobenzene in New York

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly174