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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

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.

 

16

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND70ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND40ND

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
2012-04-261200-159-0940ND
2012-07-231200-159-1000ND
2012-10-041200-159-1130ND
2013-06-281200-159-1125ND
2013-07-161200-159-1155ND
2014-02-271200-159-0850ND
2014-05-081200-011-0930ND
2014-05-081200-133-0815ND
2014-05-301200-159-1010ND
2014-07-251200-159-1050ND
2014-08-071200-011-1120ND
2014-08-201200-133-0900ND
2017-02-211200-133-1210ND
2017-02-211200-011-1140ND
2017-05-091200-011-0940ND
2017-05-171200-133-0941ND