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Bromochloroacetic acid

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District

Bromochloroacetic acid is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Bromochloroacetic acid and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy.

 

32

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

28

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20122.48 ppb2421ND - 6.50 ppb
20131.90 ppb87ND - 2.40 ppb
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for bromochloroacetic 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

Date Lab ID Result
2012-05-149590-800-1320ND
2012-05-149590-807-10252.60 ppb
2012-05-149590-801-12172.30 ppb
2012-05-149590-806-10232.00 ppb
2012-05-149590-802-13202.20 ppb
2012-05-149590-805-11052.00 ppb
2012-05-149590-804-12472.20 ppb
2012-05-149590-803-12172.20 ppb
2012-08-069590-800-0855ND
2012-08-069590-807-11431.60 ppb
2012-08-069590-806-10551.80 ppb
2012-08-069590-805-11456.20 ppb
2012-08-069590-804-09452.10 ppb
2012-08-069590-803-09351.60 ppb
2012-08-069590-801-10256.50 ppb
2012-08-069590-802-14456.40 ppb
2012-11-129590-803-09102.40 ppb
2012-11-129590-807-11152.80 ppb
2012-11-129590-800-1420ND
2012-11-129590-806-12342.60 ppb
2012-11-129590-801-13002.80 ppb
2012-11-129590-805-11571.60 ppb
2012-11-129590-804-13292.70 ppb
2012-11-129590-802-14203.00 ppb
2013-02-049590-801-12002.30 ppb
2013-02-049590-805-11352.00 ppb
2013-02-049590-804-12302.40 ppb
2013-02-049590-806-10552.40 ppb
2013-02-049590-800-1313ND
2013-02-049590-803-09102.00 ppb
2013-02-049590-807-10552.20 ppb
2013-02-149590-802-12001.90 ppb