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Bromochloroacetic acid

California Water Service (CWS) - Salinas

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.

 

43

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND180ND
2013ND240ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND10ND

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
2012-04-189590-806-1052ND
2012-04-189590-805-1004ND
2012-04-189590-804-1617ND
2012-04-199590-801-1525ND
2012-04-199590-803-1120ND
2012-04-199590-802-1143ND
2012-07-179590-802-1512ND
2012-07-179590-801-1608ND
2012-07-179590-803-1107ND
2012-07-189590-806-1333ND
2012-07-189590-805-1444ND
2012-07-189590-804-1021ND
2012-10-169590-802-1033ND
2012-10-169590-801-1545ND
2012-10-169590-803-1050ND
2012-10-179590-805-1440ND
2012-10-179590-806-1545ND
2012-10-179590-804-1105ND
2013-01-239590-806-1308ND
2013-01-239590-804-1012ND
2013-01-239590-805-1058ND
2013-01-249590-803-1312ND
2013-01-249590-801-1129ND
2013-01-249590-802-1558ND
2013-04-189590-803-1115ND
2013-04-189590-805-1437ND
2013-04-189590-806-1058ND
2013-04-189590-804-1540ND
2013-04-189590-802-1038ND
2013-04-189590-801-1523ND
2013-07-149590-805-1135ND
2013-07-149590-806-1245ND
2013-07-149590-804-1400ND
2013-07-149590-803-1305ND
2013-07-149590-802-1205ND
2013-07-149590-801-1330ND
2013-10-179590-806-1406ND
2013-10-179590-805-1446ND
2013-10-179590-804-1123ND
2013-10-179590-803-1252ND
2013-10-179590-802-1347ND
2013-10-179590-801-0939ND
2017-03-029590-132-1100ND