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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

Grants Way

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.

 

37

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND90ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND70ND
2015ND70ND
2016ND50ND
2017ND50ND

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
2012-01-26S313461ND
2012-01-269949707001ND
2012-04-26S313584ND
2012-04-269965576001ND
2012-07-111036853002ND
2012-07-249980553001ND
2012-07-24S366444ND
2012-10-19S382326ND
2012-10-199994876001ND
2013-01-141007585001ND
2013-01-14S382342ND
2013-04-181023212001ND
2013-10-2935114705002ND
2014-01-30S438321ND
2014-01-3035125044001ND
2014-04-23S479078ND
2014-04-2335135572002ND
2014-07-23L5171337-1ND
2014-07-2335147898002ND
2014-10-15S257742ND
2015-01-15S504601ND
2015-04-21S580497ND
2015-04-2135185753002ND
2015-08-2435204271001ND
2015-08-24S612406ND
2015-10-20S614751ND
2015-10-2035213063001ND
2016-01-2635227006001ND
2016-04-2635242354002ND
2016-04-26S602069ND
2016-07-2035256687002ND
2016-11-162190687002ND
2017-01-102201995003ND
2017-04-20S614596ND
2017-04-202224521001ND
2017-07-202248430002ND
2017-12-14L6984069-1 504ND