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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Deerfield

NOTE: Deerfield purchases water from Highland Park which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Highland Park.

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.

 

51

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

32

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.28 ppb441.000 ppb - 1.60 ppb
20131.19 ppb771.000 ppb - 1.30 ppb
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

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

NOTE: Deerfield purchases water from Highland Park which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Highland Park.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-132022038-011.10 ppb
2012-05-142052378-011.30 ppb
2012-08-272084332-011.20 ppb
2012-11-282113562-011.20 ppb
2013-02-113021905-01ND
2013-05-133052393-01ND
2013-08-123082327-011.20 ppb
2013-11-133111978-02ND
2013-11-133111978-04ND
2013-11-133111978-03ND
2013-11-133111978-01ND
2014-02-124021754-031.10 ppb
2014-02-124021754-011.40 ppb
2014-02-124021754-021.30 ppb
2014-02-124021754-041.70 ppb
2014-05-124052360-021.000 ppb
2014-05-124052360-041.30 ppb
2014-05-124052360-03ND
2014-05-124052360-01ND
2014-08-114082961-04ND
2014-08-114082961-03ND
2014-08-114082961-02ND
2014-08-114082961-01ND
2014-11-124111943-031.70 ppb
2014-11-124111943-041.90 ppb
2014-11-124111943-011.60 ppb
2014-11-124111943-022.00 ppb
2015-02-095021979-01ND
2015-02-095021979-02ND
2015-05-115052268-011.10 ppb
2015-05-115052268-021.10 ppb
2015-08-115082610-021.35 ppb
2015-08-115082610-01ND
2015-11-095111991-011.30 ppb
2015-11-095111991-021.52 ppb
2016-02-086021947-011.20 ppb
2016-02-086021947-021.46 ppb
2016-05-096052040-02ND
2016-05-096052040-01ND
2016-08-086082394-011.52 ppb
2016-08-086082394-021.78 ppb
2016-11-146112791-021.25 ppb
2016-11-146112791-011.32 ppb
2017-02-137022670-011.90 ppb
2017-02-137022670-021.50 ppb
2017-05-087051479-01ND
2017-05-087051479-021.26 ppb
2017-08-147082817-01ND
2017-08-147082817-021.29 ppb
2017-11-137112261-011.37 ppb
2017-11-137112261-021.36 ppb