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Dibromochloromethane

Clarksville Waterworks

Dibromochloromethane, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Dibromochloromethane and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

32

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20101.96 ppb53ND - 4.60 ppb
20111.17 ppb32ND - 2.60 ppb
20125.12 ppb43ND - 11.1 ppb
20131.14 ppb64ND - 3.00 ppb
20141.67 ppb660.570 ppb - 2.60 ppb
20151.49 ppb86ND - 2.80 ppb

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The health guideline of 0.1 ppb for dibromochloromethane was proposed in 2018 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)60.0 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
2010-01-0410007003501ND
2010-02-04100360032021.30 ppb
2010-05-2510146001602ND
2010-08-02102170030023.90 ppb
2010-11-02103080088024.60 ppb
2011-01-04110060011010.910 ppb
2011-01-16110210001022.60 ppb
2011-04-0611097003002ND
2012-01-0412006010901ND
2012-05-291215200620211.1 ppb
2012-07-03121870120033.71 ppb
2012-10-03122780169035.67 ppb
2013-02-05130380020010.690 ppb
2013-04-0113094014201ND
2013-05-0713128000902ND
2013-07-01131840101011.99 ppb
2013-10-01132770013013.00 ppb
2013-11-18133250063011.15 ppb
2014-02-26140580023010.640 ppb
2014-03-10140720074010.570 ppb
2014-05-05141280127021.50 ppb
2014-11-10143170043022.40 ppb
2014-11-10143170044022.60 ppb
2014-12-02143380029022.30 ppb
2015-03-10150700021021.10 ppb
2015-03-10150700020021.30 ppb
2015-05-2015141008902ND
2015-05-2015141008002ND
2015-08-05152180071031.74 ppb
2015-08-10152230001022.60 ppb
2015-08-10152230002022.80 ppb
2015-10-20152950050032.40 ppb