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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Compton Waterworks

NOTE: Compton Waterworks purchases water from Sw Boone County Water Association which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Sw Boone County Water Association.

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.

 

45

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND80ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND
2018ND10ND
2019ND10ND

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

NOTE: Compton Waterworks purchases water from Sw Boone County Water Association which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Sw Boone County Water Association.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-1714051007101ND
2014-02-1714051007301ND
2014-04-2914121005201ND
2014-04-2914121005301ND
2014-07-2814212001301ND
2014-07-2814212001601ND
2014-10-2814303008201ND
2014-10-2814303008501ND
2015-07-0715190009501ND
2015-07-0715190010601ND
2015-10-2815302004501ND
2015-10-2815302004301ND
2016-01-2116025007101ND
2016-01-2116025007001ND
2016-05-1716140011201ND
2016-05-1716140011301ND
2016-06-2216175002801ND
2016-08-2316237000701ND
2016-08-2316237000801ND
2016-11-1516321010001ND
2016-11-1516321009901ND
2017-02-0617040000901ND
2017-02-0617040000801ND
2017-04-2517117003601ND
2017-04-2517117003501ND
2017-07-2517207001501ND
2017-07-2517207001801ND
2017-10-2417299004801ND
2017-10-2417299004701ND
2018-01-2918032003601ND
2018-01-2918032003301ND
2018-05-0818129001901ND
2018-05-0818129001801ND
2018-07-3118213007401ND
2018-07-3118213007701ND
2018-10-3018304001601ND
2018-10-3018304001901ND
2019-01-2919031007401ND
2019-01-2919031007701ND
2019-04-3019122005601ND
2019-04-3019122005901ND
2019-07-3019212006501ND
2019-07-3019212006801ND
2019-10-3019305001101ND
2019-12-0219338004901ND