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Monobromoacetic acid

Elk County Rural Water District 2

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.

 

15

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND40ND
20181.32 ppb42ND - 4.40 ppb
20190.675 ppb41ND - 2.70 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
2014-07-14145691ND
2015-07-13365419ND
2016-07-05577842ND
2017-01-23679703ND
2017-04-04733749ND
2017-07-05789491ND
2017-10-24866269ND
2018-01-038995364.40 ppb
2018-04-10938106ND
2018-07-3010148330.860 ppb
2018-10-221064041ND
2019-03-051131689ND
2019-04-011138892ND
2019-07-291212002ND
2019-11-0612730262.70 ppb