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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

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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
20120.565 ppb43ND - 1.20 ppb
20130.350 ppb41ND - 1.40 ppb
20141.12 ppb42ND - 3.50 ppb
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

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
2012-03-05576065DF0.540 ppb
2012-05-21579036DF0.520 ppb
2012-08-27584606DF1.20 ppb
2012-12-18588836DFND
2013-03-04592857DF1.40 ppb
2013-06-03596852DFND
2013-08-26602098DFND
2013-11-12605440DFND
2014-03-10748333.50 ppb
2014-06-09125047ND
2014-09-081897750.990 ppb
2014-12-15246739ND
2015-09-22409690ND
2016-09-13621832ND
2017-09-27847867ND