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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Leavenworth 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.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.435 ppb3212ND - 4.10 ppb
20130.131 ppb283ND - 1.60 ppb
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
20160.435 ppb42ND - 0.900 ppb
20170.218 ppb42ND - 0.540 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
2014-08-12172693ND
2015-08-11386552ND
2016-02-094916520.900 ppb
2016-05-02537003ND
2016-08-15603500ND
2016-11-076564750.840 ppb
2017-02-137079510.540 ppb
2017-05-07753142ND
2017-08-298299210.330 ppb
2017-11-13877652ND