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Monobromoacetic acid

Jefferson Water Department

Monobromoacetic 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.

 

25

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND80ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND40ND
20172.89 ppb62ND - 8.85 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 25 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 25 ppb for monobromoacetic acid was proposed in 2020 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 muscular degeneration.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-301919538ND
2013-07-241993101ND
2013-07-241993102ND
2013-10-302014118ND
2013-10-302014119ND
2014-01-232031106ND
2014-01-232031105ND
2014-04-222047164ND
2014-04-222047165ND
2014-07-172066364ND
2014-07-172066363ND
2014-10-152087601ND
2014-10-152087602ND
2015-07-081G50716-01ND
2015-07-081G50716-02ND
2016-07-191G61476-02ND
2016-07-191G61476-01ND
2016-10-171J61223-01ND
2016-10-171J61223-02ND
2017-01-191A71240-02ND
2017-01-191A71240-01ND
2017-04-251D71834-018.50 ppb
2017-04-251D71834-028.85 ppb
2017-07-241G71716-01ND
2017-07-241G71716-02ND