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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Little Thompson WD

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.

 

40

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND80ND
2016ND160ND
2017ND160ND

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 Result
2015-08-18ND
2015-08-18ND
2015-08-18ND
2015-08-18ND
2015-11-04ND
2015-11-04ND
2015-11-04ND
2015-11-04ND
2016-02-24ND
2016-02-24ND
2016-02-24ND
2016-02-24ND
2016-05-03ND
2016-05-03ND
2016-05-03ND
2016-05-03ND
2016-08-17ND
2016-08-17ND
2016-08-17ND
2016-08-17ND
2016-11-17ND
2016-11-17ND
2016-11-17ND
2016-11-17ND
2017-02-08ND
2017-02-08ND
2017-02-08ND
2017-02-08ND
2017-05-24ND
2017-05-24ND
2017-05-24ND
2017-05-24ND
2017-08-08ND
2017-08-08ND
2017-08-08ND
2017-08-08ND
2017-11-14ND
2017-11-14ND
2017-11-14ND
2017-11-14ND