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Dibromoacetic acid

Jefferson Water Department

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.

 

25

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

19

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
20130.345 ppb42ND - 0.830 ppb
20140.631 ppb85ND - 1.25 ppb
20150.850 ppb220.690 ppb - 1.01 ppb
20161.52 ppb441.09 ppb - 1.83 ppb
20171.29 ppb660.880 ppb - 1.63 ppb

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
2012-07-301919538ND
2013-07-2419931010.550 ppb
2013-07-2419931020.830 ppb
2013-10-302014118ND
2013-10-302014119ND
2014-01-2320311060.950 ppb
2014-01-232031105ND
2014-04-222047164ND
2014-04-2220471651.21 ppb
2014-07-1720663640.540 ppb
2014-07-172066363ND
2014-10-1520876011.10 ppb
2014-10-1520876021.25 ppb
2015-07-081G50716-011.01 ppb
2015-07-081G50716-020.690 ppb
2016-07-191G61476-021.78 ppb
2016-07-191G61476-011.09 ppb
2016-10-171J61223-011.39 ppb
2016-10-171J61223-021.83 ppb
2017-01-191A71240-011.38 ppb
2017-01-191A71240-021.34 ppb
2017-04-251D71834-010.880 ppb
2017-04-251D71834-020.940 ppb
2017-07-241G71716-011.63 ppb
2017-07-241G71716-021.59 ppb