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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

Florence Water Company

Ethylene dibromide, a likely human carcinogen, was used until 1984 as a gasoline additive and a pesticide. It affects the hormone, reproductive and nervous systems; causes testicular atrophy; and damages the heart, liver and kidneys.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND60ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND60ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.01 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.01 ppb for ethylene dibromide was defined 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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 0.05 ppb

The legal limit for ethylene dibromide, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to ethylene dibromide exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-23201202240031SND
2012-02-23201202240032SND
2012-02-23201202240033SND
2012-07-26201207270207SND
2012-07-26201207270208SND
2012-07-26201207270209SND
2015-03-03201503040112SND
2015-03-03201503040113SND
2015-03-03201503040114SND
2015-06-16201506160584SND
2015-06-16201506160585SND
2015-06-16201506160586SND