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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Evansville

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.

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
20140.300 ppb41ND - 1.20 ppb
2015ND40ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND40ND

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
2012-03-13SC20554-01_01ND
2012-06-20SF21333-01_01ND
2012-09-24SI21120-01_01ND
2012-10-29SJ21638-01_01ND
2013-01-28SA30830-01_01ND
2013-05-28SE31310-01_01ND
2013-09-23SI31087-01_01ND
2013-11-13SK30380-01_01ND
2014-02-27SB40788-01_011.20 ppb
2014-05-28SE41293-01_01ND
2014-08-25SH41818-01_01ND
2014-11-24SK40718-01_01ND
2015-02-18SB50371-01_01ND
2015-05-26SE51054-01_01ND
2015-08-24SH51442-01_01ND
2015-11-23SK50817-01_01ND
2016-02-1616B0489-01_01ND
2016-05-2416E1027-01_01ND
2016-08-1716H0913-01_01ND
2016-11-2816K0748-01_01ND
2017-02-2117B0450-01_01ND
2017-05-2417E0930-01_01ND
2017-08-2217H1316-01_01ND
2017-11-2017K0581-01_01ND