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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Wheatley Waterworks

Monobromoacetic 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.

 

28

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND40ND
2015ND80ND
20160.188 ppb81ND - 1.50 ppb
2017ND80ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 25 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 25 ppb for monobromoacetic acid was proposed in 2020 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 muscular degeneration.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-07-1414198002101ND
2014-07-1414198004401ND
2014-10-1314289001001ND
2014-10-1314289001101ND
2015-01-1215015009501ND
2015-01-1215015009601ND
2015-04-0815099009701ND
2015-04-0815099009801ND
2015-08-2415238000901ND
2015-08-2415238001001ND
2015-11-2315328001801ND
2015-11-2315328001701ND
2016-02-1616049005101ND
2016-02-16160490052011.50 ppb
2016-06-0816161004401ND
2016-06-0816161004301ND
2016-07-0616189016201ND
2016-07-0616189016101ND
2016-10-0316279003601ND
2016-10-0316279003701ND
2017-02-1317046001001ND
2017-02-1317046001101ND
2017-04-0317096000501ND
2017-04-0317096000401ND
2017-07-0417187005901ND
2017-07-0417187006001ND
2017-10-0317278005401ND
2017-10-0317278005501ND