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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

City of Gardner

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.

 

96

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

90

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.98 ppb16161.50 ppb - 2.70 ppb
20131.98 ppb16161.50 ppb - 2.60 ppb
20141.70 ppb16161.20 ppb - 2.30 ppb
20151.08 ppb1611ND - 1.80 ppb
20161.15 ppb16160.660 ppb - 1.70 ppb
20171.04 ppb1615ND - 1.50 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
2012-01-31573103DF1.90 ppb
2012-01-31573105DF1.90 ppb
2012-01-31573104DF1.70 ppb
2012-01-31573106DF1.70 ppb
2012-04-17577808DF1.80 ppb
2012-04-17577809DF1.70 ppb
2012-04-17577810DF1.60 ppb
2012-04-17577811DF1.60 ppb
2012-07-23582425DF2.00 ppb
2012-07-23582424DF2.50 ppb
2012-07-23582427DF1.50 ppb
2012-07-23582426DF2.10 ppb
2012-10-30587375DF2.40 ppb
2012-10-30587377DF2.30 ppb
2012-10-30587376DF2.70 ppb
2012-10-30587374DF2.30 ppb
2013-01-28591899DF1.70 ppb
2013-01-28591898DF1.70 ppb
2013-01-28591897DF1.60 ppb
2013-01-28591896DF1.90 ppb
2013-04-22594979DF1.60 ppb
2013-04-22594977DF1.70 ppb
2013-04-22594976DF1.50 ppb
2013-04-22594978DF1.60 ppb
2013-07-23599476DF2.30 ppb
2013-07-23599475DF2.20 ppb
2013-07-23599477DF2.10 ppb
2013-07-23599478DF2.10 ppb
2013-11-25605921DF2.30 ppb
2013-11-25605922DF2.50 ppb
2013-11-25605923DF2.60 ppb
2013-11-25605920DF2.30 ppb
2014-02-10600991.40 ppb
2014-02-10601021.70 ppb
2014-02-11601331.40 ppb
2014-02-11601341.40 ppb
2014-05-191172372.20 ppb
2014-05-191172381.80 ppb
2014-05-191172361.80 ppb
2014-05-191172352.10 ppb
2014-08-261820251.90 ppb
2014-08-261820262.30 ppb
2014-08-261820272.30 ppb
2014-08-261820241.90 ppb
2014-11-172329941.20 ppb
2014-11-172329661.30 ppb
2014-11-172329971.30 ppb
2014-11-172329911.20 ppb
2015-02-09277211ND
2015-02-09277213ND
2015-02-09277212ND
2015-02-09277210ND
2015-05-043285361.60 ppb
2015-05-043285381.70 ppb
2015-05-043285371.20 ppb
2015-05-043285351.60 ppb
2015-08-03378373ND
2015-08-033783711.30 ppb
2015-08-033783721.80 ppb
2015-08-033783701.30 ppb
2015-11-174281151.80 ppb
2015-11-174281171.70 ppb
2015-11-174281141.60 ppb
2015-11-174281161.70 ppb
2016-02-154939890.720 ppb
2016-02-154939921.70 ppb
2016-02-154939910.660 ppb
2016-02-154939900.670 ppb
2016-05-105450421.10 ppb
2016-05-105450431.40 ppb
2016-05-105450441.20 ppb
2016-05-105450451.20 ppb
2016-08-086001111.60 ppb
2016-08-086001131.40 ppb
2016-08-086001101.40 ppb
2016-08-086001121.30 ppb
2016-11-076569491.20 ppb
2016-11-076569480.830 ppb
2016-11-076569470.970 ppb
2016-11-076569461.000 ppb
2017-02-137085421.50 ppb
2017-02-137085401.40 ppb
2017-02-137085411.20 ppb
2017-02-137085431.40 ppb
2017-05-097595540.850 ppb
2017-05-097595560.960 ppb
2017-05-097595551.30 ppb
2017-05-097595230.830 ppb
2017-08-078147501.10 ppb
2017-08-078147511.30 ppb
2017-08-078147491.20 ppb
2017-08-078147481.20 ppb
2017-11-138781100.780 ppb
2017-11-13878109ND
2017-11-138781110.790 ppb
2017-11-138781120.780 ppb