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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

Griffin

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.

 

16

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND60ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND

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
2012-05-22AH65148ND
2012-05-22AH65147ND
2013-01-08AH86982ND
2013-04-17AH99241ND
2013-05-21AI02042ND
2013-05-21AI02041ND
2013-07-09AI05790ND
2013-10-07AI20163ND
2014-05-01AI39358ND
2014-05-01AI39357ND
2015-03-25AI69694ND
2015-03-25AI69693ND
2016-04-05AJ09439ND
2016-04-05AJ09438ND
2017-06-12AJ57345ND
2017-06-12AJ57344ND