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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Huttig 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.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND40ND
201510.4 ppb1110.4 ppb
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

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
2012-08-2212236002301ND
2014-06-2514177002901ND
2014-06-2514177003001ND
2014-08-0614219011201ND
2014-08-0614219011301ND
2015-06-151516900080110.4 ppb
2016-06-2116175004101ND
2017-06-1917172001401ND