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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

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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.

 

18

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
20150.297 ppb72ND - 1.07 ppb
20160.144 ppb71ND - 1.01 ppb
2017ND40ND

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
2015-02-051200-002-1120ND
2015-02-051200-800-1145ND
2015-05-121200-002-1420ND
2015-05-121200-800-1320ND
2015-09-021200-800-09301.07 ppb
2015-12-091200-800-1135ND
2015-12-091200-002-11051.01 ppb
2016-02-031200-002-1045ND
2016-02-031200-800-1130ND
2016-05-051200-002-10151.01 ppb
2016-05-051200-800-1050ND
2016-08-041200-800-0920ND
2016-10-061200-002-1130ND
2016-10-061200-800-0905ND
2017-02-271200-800-1130ND
2017-05-221200-800-1215ND
2017-08-151200-800-1210ND
2017-11-221200-800-1020ND