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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Smyrna Water Department

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.

 

56

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

24

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.894 ppb86ND - 1.66 ppb
20150.625 ppb166ND - 2.40 ppb
20160.550 ppb166ND - 2.00 ppb
20170.429 ppb166ND - 1.50 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
2014-08-27L5231031-91.01 ppb
2014-08-27L5231031-15ND
2014-08-27L5231031-141.60 ppb
2014-08-27L5231031-101.66 ppb
2014-12-04351667900021.30 ppb
2014-12-04351667900030.630 ppb
2014-12-0435166790004ND
2014-12-04S6033860.950 ppb
2015-03-31S6199491.08 ppb
2015-03-31L5526188-3ND
2015-03-31L5526188-2ND
2015-03-31L5526188-1ND
2015-06-30L5676935-72.40 ppb
2015-06-30L5676935-81.30 ppb
2015-06-30S632666ND
2015-09-30L5855211-4 HAA5ND
2015-09-30L5855211-3 HAA5ND
2015-09-30L5855211-2 HAA5ND
2015-09-30L5855211-1 HAA5ND
2015-12-21L5976007-11.37 ppb
2015-12-21L5976007-21.74 ppb
2015-12-21L5976007-5ND
2015-12-21L5976007-42.11 ppb
2015-12-21S659609ND
2016-03-31L6169969-41.90 ppb
2016-03-31L6169969-3ND
2016-03-31L6169969-21.20 ppb
2016-03-31L6169969-1ND
2016-06-29L6343273-4 HAA5ND
2016-06-29L6343273-3 HAA5ND
2016-06-29L6343273-2 HAA5ND
2016-06-29L6343273-1 HAA5ND
2016-09-29L6498471-21.000 ppb
2016-09-29L6498471-1ND
2016-09-29L6498471-3ND
2016-09-29L6498471-42.00 ppb
2016-12-1421965720041.50 ppb
2016-12-142196572003ND
2016-12-142196572002ND
2016-12-1421965720011.20 ppb
2017-03-3022192010011.000 ppb
2017-03-3022192010021.10 ppb
2017-03-3022192010041.50 ppb
2017-03-30S733772ND
2017-06-282242957004ND
2017-06-282242957003ND
2017-06-2822429570021.10 ppb
2017-06-282242957001ND
2017-12-19S782093ND
2017-12-19S782095ND
2017-12-19S782096ND
2017-12-19S782098ND
2017-12-19S782099ND
2017-12-19S782101ND
2017-12-19S7821021.04 ppb
2017-12-19S7820921.13 ppb