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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Salem Water

Dibromoacetic acid, one of the group of five haloacetic acids regulated by federal standards, is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Haloacetic acids and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

96

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

3

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND160ND
2015ND160ND
2016ND160ND
2017ND160ND
20180.194 ppb163ND - 1.10 ppb
2019ND160ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for dibromoacetic acid was defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG and represents a on-in-a-million lifetime cancer risk level. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-01-0714010000601ND
2014-01-0714010000501ND
2014-01-0914010003201ND
2014-01-0914010003301ND
2014-04-0114093005101ND
2014-04-0114093005201ND
2014-04-0114093005601ND
2014-04-0114093005001ND
2014-07-0214184003701ND
2014-07-0214184003501ND
2014-07-0214184003601ND
2014-07-0214184003401ND
2014-11-1714324006001ND
2014-11-1714324006101ND
2014-11-1714324006201ND
2014-11-1714324006301ND
2015-01-0515008014601ND
2015-01-0615008015101ND
2015-01-0615008015201ND
2015-01-0615008015301ND
2015-04-0715099008701ND
2015-04-0715099008801ND
2015-04-0715099009201ND
2015-04-0715099008901ND
2015-07-0715189000801ND
2015-07-0715189001001ND
2015-07-0715189000901ND
2015-07-0715189000701ND
2015-10-0515279001301ND
2015-10-0515279001001ND
2015-10-0515279001201ND
2015-10-0515279001101ND
2016-01-0616008002801ND
2016-01-0616008002901ND
2016-01-0616008003001ND
2016-01-0616008003101ND
2016-04-0616098003601ND
2016-04-0616098003501ND
2016-04-0616098003801ND
2016-04-0616098003701ND
2016-07-0516189014701ND
2016-07-0516189015301ND
2016-07-0516189014801ND
2016-07-0516189015201ND
2016-10-0416280016201ND
2016-10-0416280016301ND
2016-10-0416280016801ND
2016-10-0416280016101ND
2017-01-0417005006601ND
2017-01-0417005006801ND
2017-01-0417005006901ND
2017-01-0417005006701ND
2017-04-0417096003601ND
2017-04-0417096003301ND
2017-04-0417096003001ND
2017-04-0417096003201ND
2017-07-0417187015001ND
2017-07-0417187015101ND
2017-07-0417187015201ND
2017-07-0417187014801ND
2017-10-0317278016601ND
2017-10-0317278016701ND
2017-10-0317278016501ND
2017-10-0317278016301ND
2018-01-0318004003601ND
2018-01-0318004003801ND
2018-01-0318004003501ND
2018-01-0318004003701ND
2018-04-0318095017401ND
2018-05-1518136001101ND
2018-05-1518136000901ND
2018-05-1518136001001ND
2018-07-03181860165011.10 ppb
2018-07-0318186016601ND
2018-08-0718220003101ND
2018-08-0718220003001ND
2018-10-03182770087011.000 ppb
2018-10-0318277008901ND
2018-10-03182770088011.000 ppb
2018-10-0318277009001ND
2019-01-1019011002602ND
2019-01-1019011002902ND
2019-01-1019011002802ND
2019-01-1019011002702ND
2019-04-0819101007501ND
2019-04-0819101007401ND
2019-04-0819101007601ND
2019-04-1119101007301ND
2019-07-0919191005501ND
2019-07-0919191005601ND
2019-07-0919191005701ND
2019-07-0919191005801ND
2019-10-0219276006001ND
2019-10-0219276005801ND
2019-10-0219276005101ND
2019-10-0219276005901ND