EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE



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Bromodichloromethane, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Bromodichloromethane and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.





Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)


Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
201222.0 ppb1122.0 ppb
20137.80 ppb333.40 ppb - 12.0 ppb
20144.00 ppb87ND - 14.0 ppb
20152.80 ppb221.50 ppb - 4.10 ppb
201626.0 ppb2225.0 ppb - 27.0 ppb
20175.40 ppb882.70 ppb - 9.90 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.06 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.06 ppb for bromodichloromethane was proposed in 2018 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-08-29584746TF22.0 ppb
2013-08-27602320TF3.40 ppb
2013-12-17606417TF8.00 ppb
2013-12-17606416TF12.0 ppb
2014-03-11771830.696 ppb
2014-03-11771851.13 ppb
2014-06-081260141.10 ppb
2014-06-081260161.20 ppb
2014-09-0919254913.0 ppb
2014-09-0919255014.0 ppb
2014-12-012389190.880 ppb
2015-09-084034451.50 ppb
2015-09-084034444.10 ppb
2016-09-0661663627.0 ppb
2016-09-0661663525.0 ppb
2017-03-147241613.20 ppb
2017-03-147241603.20 ppb
2017-06-067714502.70 ppb
2017-06-067714496.60 ppb
2017-09-138399529.90 ppb
2017-09-138399539.60 ppb
2017-12-058862535.10 ppb
2017-12-058862542.90 ppb