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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

Fort Rucker - American Water

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.

 

33

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND140ND
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019ND190ND

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
2016-01-21160121041-1ND
2016-01-21160121041-7ND
2016-01-21160121041-5ND
2016-01-21160121041-4ND
2016-01-21160121041-6ND
2016-01-21160121041-3ND
2016-01-21160121041-2ND
2016-04-21160421053-5ND
2016-04-21160421053-1ND
2016-04-21160421053-2ND
2016-04-21160421053-3ND
2016-04-21160421053-6ND
2016-04-21160421053-7ND
2016-04-21160421053-4ND
2019-01-2919010699-004AND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-01-2919010699-003AND
2019-01-2919010699-001AND
2019-01-2919010699-005AND
2019-01-2919010699-002AND
2019-05-2820105785002_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785003_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785001_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785005_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785004_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785006_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785007_ISOCND
2019-07-2920114664002_ISOCND
2019-07-2920114664001_ISOCND