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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

Doyon Utilities Jber - Richardson

Ethylene dibromide, a likely human carcinogen, was used until 1984 as a gasoline additive and a pesticide. It affects the hormone, reproductive and nervous systems; causes testicular atrophy; and damages the heart, liver and kidneys.

 

32

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND150ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND120ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.01 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.01 ppb for ethylene dibromide was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 0.05 ppb

The legal limit for ethylene dibromide, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to ethylene dibromide exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-23PE*2581086ND
2012-01-23PE*2581073ND
2012-01-23PE*2581110ND
2012-01-23PE*2581100ND
2012-04-23PE*2629742ND
2012-04-23PE*2629758ND
2012-04-23PE*2629779ND
2012-04-23PE*2629804ND
2012-07-24PE*2682049ND
2012-07-24PE*2682074ND
2012-07-24PE*2682121ND
2012-11-26PE*2745623ND
2012-11-26PE*2745637ND
2012-11-26PE*2745647ND
2012-11-26PE*2745657ND
2015-02-24PE*3195663ND
2015-02-24PE*3195330ND
2015-02-24PE*3195299ND
2015-06-23PE*3268443ND
2015-06-23PE*3268600ND
2015-06-23PE*3268615ND
2015-09-14PE*3322317ND
2015-09-14PE*3322328ND
2015-09-14PE*3322345ND
2015-12-07PE*3371140ND
2015-12-07PE*3371153ND
2015-12-07PE*3371163ND
2016-03-29PE*3422154ND
2017-03-06PE*3649759ND
2017-05-22PE*3698677ND
2017-08-28PE*3767823ND
2017-10-11PE*3797935ND