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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

White Plains

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.

 

17

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
2014ND10ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND60ND

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
2012-06-25AH67987ND
2012-06-25AH67986ND
2012-06-25AH67985ND
2012-06-25AH67984ND
2014-10-08AI57165ND
2015-06-10AI79549ND
2015-06-10AI79548ND
2016-01-25AJ04919ND
2016-04-26AJ10883ND
2016-08-01AJ20447ND
2016-10-26AJ32286ND
2017-01-11AJ37950ND
2017-04-05AJ52716ND
2017-07-05AJ59219ND
2017-07-05AJ59218ND
2017-07-10AJ59981ND
2017-10-09AJ71130ND