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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

City of Avenal

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
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
20160.1000 ppb121ND - 1.20 ppb
2017ND160ND

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
2016-04-069590-900-1055ND
2016-04-069590-903-0845ND
2016-04-069590-902-10001.20 ppb
2016-04-069590-901-0845ND
2016-07-139590-902-1210ND
2016-07-139590-900-1030ND
2016-07-139590-901-1130ND
2016-07-139590-903-1150ND
2016-10-059590-902-1040ND
2016-10-059590-900-1128ND
2016-10-059590-903-0930ND
2016-10-059590-901-0948ND
2017-01-049590-901-0930ND
2017-01-049590-900-1100ND
2017-01-049590-903-0845ND
2017-01-049590-902-1020ND
2017-04-059590-903-1055ND
2017-04-059590-902-1130ND
2017-04-059590-900-0730ND
2017-04-059590-901-1045ND
2017-07-059590-901-1030ND
2017-07-059590-902-1135ND
2017-07-059590-900-0918ND
2017-07-059590-903-1010ND
2017-10-049590-902-0930ND
2017-10-049590-901-1000ND
2017-10-049590-900-1020ND
2017-10-049590-903-0830ND