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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Bromoform

Falls Water Company Inc

Bromoform, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Bromoform and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

7

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

3

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND10ND
2014N/A00N/A
20152.54 ppb221.97 ppb - 3.11 ppb
2016ND20ND
20170.310 ppb21ND - 0.620 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.5 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.5 ppb for bromoform was proposed in 2018 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-09-25DI30927601ND
2015-09-22DI509197061.97 ppb
2015-09-22DI509197073.11 ppb
2016-09-28DI60931901ND
2016-09-28DI60931902ND
2017-08-10DI708126010.620 ppb
2017-08-10DI70812604ND