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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

City of Newport Beach

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.

 

82

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND160ND
2013ND160ND
2014ND160ND
2015ND60ND
2016ND120ND
2017ND160ND

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
2012-02-224417-002-0800ND
2012-02-234417-004-0800ND
2012-02-234417-003-0820ND
2012-03-274417-005-0850ND
2012-05-174417-005-0915ND
2012-05-174417-002-0830ND
2012-05-244417-003-0900ND
2012-05-244417-004-0930ND
2012-08-214417-003-1045ND
2012-08-224417-002-0730ND
2012-08-224417-005-0650ND
2012-08-224417-004-0710ND
2012-10-304417-004-0915ND
2012-10-304417-005-0930ND
2012-10-304417-003-0950ND
2012-12-104417-002-1025ND
2013-03-194417-004-0740ND
2013-03-194417-003-0800ND
2013-03-204417-005-0735ND
2013-03-214417-002-0800ND
2013-05-284417-004-1230ND
2013-05-284417-003-1300ND
2013-05-294417-005-1140ND
2013-05-304417-002-0815ND
2013-08-124417-004-1015ND
2013-08-124417-003-1050ND
2013-08-124417-005-1000ND
2013-08-124417-002-1035ND
2013-11-194417-005-0905ND
2013-11-194417-004-0845ND
2013-11-204417-003-0945ND
2013-11-264417-002-0755ND
2014-03-034417-004-0810ND
2014-03-034417-005-0830ND
2014-03-044417-002-1020ND
2014-03-044417-003-0810ND
2014-05-154417-005-0810ND
2014-05-154417-003-0840ND
2014-05-154417-004-0820ND
2014-06-184417-002-1300ND
2014-08-214417-004-0910ND
2014-08-214417-003-0855ND
2014-08-214417-002-0840ND
2014-08-214417-005-0925ND
2014-11-174417-004-0910ND
2014-11-174417-005-0850ND
2014-11-174417-003-0930ND
2014-12-104417-002-1255ND
2015-03-024417-005-0835ND
2015-03-024417-004-0815ND
2015-03-044417-002-0925ND
2015-03-044417-003-0940ND
2015-05-044417-003-1115ND
2015-05-044417-002-1050ND
2016-02-294417-004-1045ND
2016-02-294417-005-0805ND
2016-05-094417-002-0840ND
2016-05-094417-003-0850ND
2016-06-164417-004-1100ND
2016-06-164417-004-1115ND
2016-06-164417-005-1050ND
2016-08-094417-002-0920ND
2016-08-094417-003-0905ND
2016-08-094417-005-0830ND
2016-08-094417-004-0845ND
2016-11-014417-005-0835ND
2017-02-094417-004-0950ND
2017-02-094417-005-0930ND
2017-03-224417-004-1105ND
2017-03-224417-004-1120ND
2017-03-224417-005-1140ND
2017-03-224417-005-1125ND
2017-05-034417-002-1235ND
2017-05-034417-003-1220ND
2017-08-034417-002-0810ND
2017-08-034417-003-0825ND
2017-08-034417-005-0745ND
2017-08-034417-004-0730ND
2017-11-024417-004-0945ND
2017-11-024417-002-1040ND
2017-11-024417-003-1015ND
2017-11-024417-005-1000ND