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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromochloromethane

US Air Force Academy

NOTE: US Air Force Academy purchases water from Colorado Springs Utilities which is required to test for dibromochloromethane. Sample information shown below was taken by Colorado Springs Utilities.

Dibromochloromethane, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Dibromochloromethane and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

4

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND40ND
2016ND120ND
2017ND120ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for dibromochloromethane was proposed in 2018 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: US Air Force Academy purchases water from Colorado Springs Utilities which is required to test for dibromochloromethane. Sample information shown below was taken by Colorado Springs Utilities.

Date Result
2012-05-02ND
2012-05-02ND
2012-05-02ND
2012-05-02ND