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National Drinking Water Database


Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Utilities - Los Angeles, CA


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Bromobenzene

Bromobenzene is an industrial solvent, an intermediate in chemical manufacturing and a motor oil additive; it may form as a byproduct of water disinfection.
 
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
0 days
Test Days Exceeding Legal LimitsNumber of days in which the samples taken in that day exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (Depending on the contaminant and its MCL, that may or may not trigger an MCL violation. Some MCLs are based on averages spanning several months to a year)
0 days
Test DaysNumber of days in which this chemical has reported results in the data we received from the State
33 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
97 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
BromobenzeneBromobenzene is an industrial solvent, an intermediate in chemical manufacturing and a motor oil additive; it may form as a byproduct of water disinfection.0 ppb
0 ppb
No
4000 ppb
Legal at any levelThis is the Federal Limit. State Limits may be lower.
NOTE: Each dot in the above graph represents one month.
* Water utilities are noted as exceeding the legal limit if any test is above the maximum contaminant level (MCL). Most MCLs are based on annual averages so exceeding the MCL for one test does not necessarily indicate that the system is out of compliance.

Health Based and Legal Limits for Bromobenzene

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

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2008-07-070 ppb110 ppb
2008-07-010 ppb660 ppb
2007-04-180 ppb220 ppb
2007-04-030 ppb660 ppb
2006-11-060 ppb110 ppb
2006-10-190 ppb110 ppb
2006-10-030 ppb440 ppb
2006-10-020 ppb110 ppb
2006-07-050 ppb660 ppb
2006-06-060 ppb660 ppb
2006-06-050 ppb110 ppb
2006-03-080 ppb220 ppb
2006-03-070 ppb440 ppb
2006-03-060 ppb110 ppb
2005-12-190 ppb440 ppb
2005-12-060 ppb220 ppb
2005-12-050 ppb110 ppb
2005-09-120 ppb110 ppb
2005-09-060 ppb550 ppb
2005-06-150 ppb110 ppb
2005-06-070 ppb550 ppb
2005-06-060 ppb110 ppb
2005-03-070 ppb330 ppb
2005-03-020 ppb110 ppb
2005-03-010 ppb330 ppb
2004-12-070 ppb660 ppb
2004-12-060 ppb110 ppb
2004-09-070 ppb770 ppb
2004-06-070 ppb110 ppb
2004-06-020 ppb220 ppb
2004-06-010 ppb440 ppb
2004-03-020 ppb660 ppb
2004-03-010 ppb110 ppb