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Dibromoacetic acid

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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.

 

54

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

44

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2013N/A00N/A
20140.914 ppb1410ND - 1.60 ppb
20150.888 ppb86ND - 1.30 ppb
20161.38 ppb881.20 ppb - 1.70 ppb
20171.06 ppb87ND - 1.40 ppb
20181.14 ppb87ND - 1.60 ppb
20190.938 ppb86ND - 1.50 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
2014-01-23SA40576-01_011.30 ppb
2014-01-23SA40576-02_011.30 ppb
2014-01-23SA40576-04_011.10 ppb
2014-01-23SA40576-03_01ND
2014-04-09SD40340-01_011.20 ppb
2014-04-09SD40340-04_011.10 ppb
2014-04-09SD40340-02_01ND
2014-04-09SD40340-03_011.10 ppb
2014-07-09SG40626-03_011.60 ppb
2014-07-09SG40626-02_011.40 ppb
2014-07-09SG40626-01_011.60 ppb
2014-08-06SH40473-01_011.10 ppb
2014-10-22SJ41071-01_01ND
2014-12-17SL40564-01_01ND
2015-01-14SA50308-01_011.10 ppb
2015-01-14SA50308-02_011.10 ppb
2015-04-08SD50262-01_011.30 ppb
2015-04-08SD50262-02_011.20 ppb
2015-07-14SG50805-01_011.20 ppb
2015-07-14SG50805-02_011.20 ppb
2015-10-08SJ50425-01_01ND
2015-10-08SJ50425-02_01ND
2016-01-0716A0214-01_011.40 ppb
2016-01-0716A0214-02_011.30 ppb
2016-04-1316D0362-01_011.20 ppb
2016-04-1316D0362-02_011.20 ppb
2016-07-1416G0610-01_011.70 ppb
2016-07-1416G0610-02_011.40 ppb
2016-10-2016J0809-01_011.40 ppb
2016-10-2016J0809-02_011.40 ppb
2017-01-1917A0619-01_011.40 ppb
2017-01-1917A0619-02_011.20 ppb
2017-04-1317D0419-01_011.20 ppb
2017-04-1317D0419-02_011.20 ppb
2017-07-1817G0779-02_011.20 ppb
2017-08-1517H0970-01_011.30 ppb
2017-10-1117J0424-02_011.000 ppb
2017-10-1117J0424-01_01ND
2018-01-2918A0564-02_011.20 ppb
2018-01-2918A0564-01_011.40 ppb
2018-04-2418D0592-011.20 ppb
2018-04-2418D0592-021.10 ppb
2018-07-1018G0314-011.60 ppb
2018-07-1018G0314-021.50 ppb
2018-10-2318J0790-01_011.10 ppb
2018-10-2318J0790-02_01ND
2019-01-0919A0224-01_011.20 ppb
2019-01-0919A0224-02_011.20 ppb
2019-04-1019D0305-011.20 ppb
2019-04-1019D0305-021.20 ppb
2019-07-1819G0619-01ND
2019-07-1819G0619-021.50 ppb
2019-10-0319J0192-011.20 ppb
2019-10-0319J0190-01ND