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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

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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.

 

42

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND60ND
2014ND80ND
2015ND80ND
2016ND80ND
2017ND80ND

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
2012-01-17AH51695ND
2012-06-05AH65932ND
2012-08-20AH75007ND
2012-12-05AH85385ND
2013-02-05AH88491ND
2013-05-08AI00958ND
2013-08-12AI10641ND
2013-08-12AI10640ND
2013-11-12AI22643ND
2013-11-12AI22642ND
2014-03-04AI29104ND
2014-03-04AI29105ND
2014-05-13AI40462ND
2014-05-13AI40461ND
2014-08-12AI49457ND
2014-08-12AI49458ND
2014-11-12AI59451ND
2014-11-12AI59450ND
2015-02-09AI64487ND
2015-02-09AI64486ND
2015-05-12AI76985ND
2015-05-12AI76984ND
2015-08-10AI85794ND
2015-08-10AI85793ND
2015-11-11AJ00918ND
2015-11-11AJ00919ND
2016-02-08AJ06077ND
2016-02-08AJ06076ND
2016-05-10AJ11949ND
2016-05-10AJ11948ND
2016-08-09AJ21794ND
2016-08-09AJ21795ND
2016-11-07AJ32921ND
2016-11-07AJ32920ND
2017-02-06AJ45805ND
2017-02-06AJ45804ND
2017-05-09AJ55072ND
2017-05-09AJ55073ND
2017-08-07AJ63060ND
2017-08-07AJ63059ND
2017-11-06AJ73085ND
2017-11-06AJ73084ND