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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Baxter Springs, City of

Monobromoacetic 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)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
20130.933 ppb32ND - 1.50 ppb
20140.738 ppb87ND - 1.70 ppb
20152.10 ppb21ND - 4.20 ppb
20160.775 ppb220.740 ppb - 0.810 ppb
20170.848 ppb87ND - 1.40 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 25 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 25 ppb for monobromoacetic acid was proposed in 2020 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk.. This health guideline protects against muscular degeneration.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-08-29584746DFND
2013-08-27602320DFND
2013-12-17606417DF1.30 ppb
2013-12-17606416DF1.50 ppb
2014-03-11771830.650 ppb
2014-03-11771850.810 ppb
2014-06-081260141.70 ppb
2014-06-081260160.600 ppb
2014-09-091925490.610 ppb
2014-09-091925500.760 ppb
2014-12-01238919ND
2014-12-012389180.770 ppb
2015-09-084034444.20 ppb
2015-09-08403445ND
2016-09-066166350.810 ppb
2016-09-066166360.740 ppb
2017-03-147241611.40 ppb
2017-03-147241601.40 ppb
2017-06-06771450ND
2017-06-067714490.630 ppb
2017-09-138399530.590 ppb
2017-09-138399520.620 ppb
2017-12-058862531.20 ppb
2017-12-058862540.940 ppb