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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

University of Kansas

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.

 

84

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

83

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20122.88 ppb442.60 ppb - 3.40 ppb
20133.29 ppb16162.00 ppb - 4.70 ppb
20143.31 ppb16162.10 ppb - 4.40 ppb
20152.67 ppb16161.20 ppb - 4.70 ppb
20161.66 ppb1615ND - 4.50 ppb
20172.15 ppb16160.630 ppb - 4.50 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
2012-11-06587698DF3.40 ppb
2012-11-06587697DF2.60 ppb
2012-11-06587696DF2.60 ppb
2012-11-06587695DF2.90 ppb
2013-02-11592366DF2.50 ppb
2013-02-11592367DF2.00 ppb
2013-02-11592368DF3.90 ppb
2013-02-11592369DF4.70 ppb
2013-05-20596437DF3.60 ppb
2013-05-20596438DF3.30 ppb
2013-05-20596439DF3.00 ppb
2013-05-20596440DF3.60 ppb
2013-08-20601868DF3.00 ppb
2013-08-20601865DF3.00 ppb
2013-08-20601866DF3.20 ppb
2013-08-20601867DF3.70 ppb
2013-11-04605233DF2.90 ppb
2013-11-04605236DF3.30 ppb
2013-11-04605235DF4.10 ppb
2013-11-04605234DF2.80 ppb
2014-02-11600012.20 ppb
2014-02-11600203.40 ppb
2014-02-11599842.10 ppb
2014-02-11599872.20 ppb
2014-05-121134843.90 ppb
2014-05-121134834.00 ppb
2014-05-121134823.90 ppb
2014-05-121134813.70 ppb
2014-08-191803193.70 ppb
2014-08-191761514.40 ppb
2014-08-191761503.50 ppb
2014-08-191761493.70 ppb
2014-11-242360364.30 ppb
2014-11-242360352.70 ppb
2014-11-242360342.40 ppb
2014-11-242360372.80 ppb
2015-02-022701634.40 ppb
2015-02-022701712.20 ppb
2015-02-022701732.10 ppb
2015-02-022701724.40 ppb
2015-05-133324544.70 ppb
2015-05-133324533.80 ppb
2015-05-133324493.20 ppb
2015-05-133324553.30 ppb
2015-08-103815971.60 ppb
2015-08-103815962.00 ppb
2015-08-103815991.80 ppb
2015-08-103815982.20 ppb
2015-11-034281811.50 ppb
2015-11-034281822.70 ppb
2015-11-034281841.20 ppb
2015-11-034281831.60 ppb
2016-02-084903460.560 ppb
2016-02-084903480.690 ppb
2016-02-084903470.750 ppb
2016-02-084903490.690 ppb
2016-05-235507193.80 ppb
2016-05-235507210.910 ppb
2016-05-235507203.00 ppb
2016-05-235507220.920 ppb
2016-08-226071640.780 ppb
2016-08-226071622.10 ppb
2016-08-226071610.780 ppb
2016-08-226071632.40 ppb
2016-11-026513051.40 ppb
2016-11-026513033.30 ppb
2016-11-026513044.50 ppb
2016-11-02651302ND
2017-02-077047732.20 ppb
2017-02-077047761.30 ppb
2017-02-077047743.50 ppb
2017-02-077047754.50 ppb
2017-05-237656631.30 ppb
2017-05-237656613.00 ppb
2017-05-237656622.80 ppb
2017-05-237656602.00 ppb
2017-08-218231471.80 ppb
2017-08-218231403.90 ppb
2017-08-218231422.80 ppb
2017-08-218231442.50 ppb
2017-11-088732160.730 ppb
2017-11-088732170.680 ppb
2017-11-088732180.630 ppb
2017-11-088732190.780 ppb