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Bromochloroacetic acid

Bromochloroacetic acid is a disinfection byproduct, and is formed when chlorine, chloramines or other disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water.
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
37 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
392 tests

Testing Summary

Health Limit
Legal Limit

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Bromochloroacetic acidBromochloroacetic acid is a disinfection byproduct, and is formed when chlorine, chloramines or other disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water.3.95 ppb
8.8 ppb
NoLegal 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 Bromochloroacetic acid

Health Based Limits for Bromochloroacetic acid

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2007-11-010 ppb110 ppb
2007-09-201.93 ppb1390 to 7.3 ppb
2007-09-195.61 ppb1010 to 7 ppb
2007-08-095.5 ppb203.9 to 7.1 ppb
2007-07-262.96 ppb1850 to 6.4 ppb
2007-07-253.79 ppb1410 to 6.2 ppb
2007-06-074.23 ppb1510 to 7.7 ppb
2007-06-064.21 ppb1730 to 6.7 ppb
2007-04-112.02 ppb1380 to 6 ppb
2007-03-294 ppb1730 to 6.3 ppb
2007-03-284.23 ppb1510 to 6.3 ppb
2007-02-155.77 ppb1380 to 57.9 ppb
2007-01-254.51 ppb1720 to 8.1 ppb
2007-01-233.31 ppb1510 to 6.3 ppb
2006-10-261.42 ppb1370 to 4.9 ppb
2006-08-108.1 ppb108.1 ppb
2006-07-202.39 ppb1370 to 6.9 ppb
2006-05-104.27 ppb920 to 7.5 ppb
2006-04-132.32 ppb1370 to 7.2 ppb
2006-02-082.16 ppb1380 to 7.7 ppb
2005-11-031.65 ppb1390 to 6.5 ppb
2005-07-264.71 ppb1030 to 7.3 ppb
2005-07-212.56 ppb1370 to 8 ppb
2005-04-142.09 ppb1390 to 9 ppb
2005-01-271.31 ppb1190 to 7.3 ppb
2005-01-265.5 ppb205.5 ppb
2004-11-041.66 ppb1290 to 7.8 ppb
2004-11-035.55 ppb1010 to 7.4 ppb
2004-08-126.67 ppb1020 to 9.9 ppb
2004-07-081.92 ppb1290 to 8.5 ppb
2004-04-298.8 ppb208.6 to 9 ppb
2004-04-213.28 ppb2080 to 7.5 ppb
2004-02-262.38 ppb1580 to 9.7 ppb
2004-01-285.07 ppb304.4 to 6.1 ppb
2004-01-274.7 ppb204.4 to 5 ppb
2004-01-147.2 ppb107.2 ppb
2004-01-138.2 ppb108.2 ppb