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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Badger Water Supply

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.

 

23

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

16

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20141.50 ppb441.000 ppb - 2.00 ppb
20150.857 ppb75ND - 2.00 ppb
20160.333 ppb62ND - 1.000 ppb
20171.000 ppb221.000 ppb
20180.500 ppb21ND - 1.000 ppb
20191.000 ppb221.000 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
2014-07-1420631952.00 ppb
2014-08-2620752891.000 ppb
2014-10-1520864352.00 ppb
2014-10-1520864361.000 ppb
2015-01-23OE2113321.000 ppb
2015-04-06OE2286252.00 ppb
2015-04-06OE2286261.000 ppb
2015-07-06OE2644061.000 ppb
2015-07-06OE2644051.000 ppb
2015-10-06OE303049ND
2015-10-06OE303048ND
2016-01-12OE334981ND
2016-01-12OE3349821.000 ppb
2016-04-04OE361965ND
2016-04-04OE361966ND
2016-07-04OE3985201.000 ppb
2016-07-04OE398521ND
2017-07-11OE5373861.000 ppb
2017-07-11OE5373871.000 ppb
2018-07-16OE684462ND
2018-07-16OE6844631.000 ppb
2019-07-17OE8373331.000 ppb
2019-07-19OE8373341.000 ppb