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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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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.

 

71

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

10

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.610 ppb21ND - 1.22 ppb
20130.500 ppb51ND - 2.50 ppb
2014ND160ND
20150.133 ppb162ND - 1.07 ppb
2016ND160ND
20170.866 ppb166ND - 4.26 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
2012-06-071206376-001B1.22 ppb
2012-09-252093440-01ND
2013-06-253063629-012.50 ppb
2013-10-151310A09-004BND
2013-10-151310A09-003BND
2013-10-151310A09-002BND
2013-10-151310A09-001BND
2014-01-141401551-003BND
2014-01-141401551-002BND
2014-01-141401551-001BND
2014-01-141401551-004BND
2014-04-151404929-003BND
2014-04-151404929-004BND
2014-04-151404929-002BND
2014-04-151404929-001BND
2014-07-151407A36-004BND
2014-07-151407A36-001BND
2014-07-151407A36-003BND
2014-07-151407A36-002BND
2014-10-141410829-003BND
2014-10-141410829-002BND
2014-10-141410829-001BND
2014-10-141410829-004BND
2015-01-131501688-004BND
2015-01-131501688-003BND
2015-01-131501688-002BND
2015-01-131501688-001BND
2015-04-151504C92-004BND
2015-04-151504C92-003BND
2015-04-151504C92-001B1.05 ppb
2015-04-151504C92-002B1.07 ppb
2015-07-141507D12-004BND
2015-07-141507D12-002BND
2015-07-141507D12-003BND
2015-07-141507D12-001BND
2015-10-201510H39-004BND
2015-10-201510H39-002BND
2015-10-201510H39-001BND
2015-10-201510H39-003BND
2016-01-121601644-001BND
2016-01-121601644-003BND
2016-01-121601644-004BND
2016-01-121601644-002BND
2016-04-121604855-004BND
2016-04-121604855-001BND
2016-04-121604855-002BND
2016-04-121604855-003BND
2016-07-121607B56-001BND
2016-07-121607B56-002BND
2016-07-121607B56-004BND
2016-07-121607B56-003BND
2016-10-121610A29-003BND
2016-10-121610A29-004BND
2016-10-121610A29-002BND
2016-10-121610A29-001BND
2017-01-101701673-003BND
2017-01-101701673-004BND
2017-01-101701673-002BND
2017-01-101701673-001BND
2017-04-111704929-001BND
2017-04-111704929-002BND
2017-04-111704929-003BND
2017-04-111704929-004BND
2017-07-111707926-001B4.26 ppb
2017-07-111707926-004BND
2017-07-111707926-003B1.12 ppb
2017-07-111707926-002B2.97 ppb
2017-10-111710A74-002B1.77 ppb
2017-10-111710A74-001B2.71 ppb
2017-10-111710A74-003B1.02 ppb
2017-10-111710A74-004BND