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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Sa#16 Sumner Hill-water System

Dibromoacetic 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.

 

25

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND40ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND50ND
2018ND40ND
20190.280 ppb51ND - 1.40 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for dibromoacetic 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
2014-01-221982-900-1015ND
2014-04-255802-900-1100ND
2014-07-025802-900-0830ND
2014-10-035802-900-0910ND
2015-01-065802-900-1011ND
2015-04-225802-900-1152ND
2015-06-225802-900-1135ND
2015-09-165802-900-1000ND
2016-06-165802-900-1200ND
2016-09-235802-900-1200ND
2016-12-155802-900-1210ND
2017-02-275802-900-1012ND
2017-05-025802-900-0930ND
2017-07-125802-900-1015ND
2017-10-055802-900-1152ND
2017-12-185802-900-1026ND
2018-01-165802-900-1055ND
2018-04-185802-900-0935ND
2018-07-115802-900-1000ND
2018-12-125802-900-1315ND
2019-03-205802-900-1150ND
2019-08-265802-003-1107ND
2019-09-035802-900-10171.40 ppb
2019-10-305802-900-1123ND
2019-11-185802-900-0958ND