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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

Talbotton

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
2013ND40ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND40ND
2017N/A00N/A

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
2012-02-21AH53739ND
2012-05-01AH57821ND
2012-07-26AH71440ND
2012-11-19AH84329ND
2013-02-14AH89214ND
2013-05-09AI01068ND
2013-07-29AI07670ND
2013-11-04AI22051ND
2014-01-23AI27097ND
2014-05-05AI39581ND
2014-07-24AI46661ND
2014-11-06AI59253ND
2015-02-19AI65257ND
2016-11-03AJ32706ND
2016-11-03AJ32705ND
2016-11-03AJ32704ND
2016-11-03AJ32703ND