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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

University of Kansas

NOTE: University of Kansas purchases water from City of Lawrence which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Lawrence.

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.

 

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Samples

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Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

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Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
20130.848 ppb168ND - 4.80 ppb
20140.718 ppb1613ND - 1.50 ppb
20150.791 ppb1610ND - 5.80 ppb
20160.488 ppb169ND - 1.40 ppb
20170.221 ppb166ND - 0.720 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

NOTE: University of Kansas purchases water from City of Lawrence which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Lawrence.

Date Lab ID Result