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Ethylene dibromide

Hot Springs Village Waterworks

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.

 

11

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND20ND
2011ND10ND
2012ND30ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND30ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.01 ppb

The 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.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 0.05 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)0 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2010-01-0410008000801ND
2010-01-2010021011401ND
2011-01-0411006002501ND
2012-01-0412006009109ND
2012-01-0412006009103ND
2012-04-0312096004403ND
2013-01-1413017002501ND
2014-03-1914079003401ND
2015-01-0615008002909ND
2015-01-0615008002903ND
2015-04-0115092000903ND