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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

City of Liberal

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.

 

52

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

18

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
20130.604 ppb53ND - 1.70 ppb
20140.659 ppb167ND - 5.50 ppb
20150.223 ppb165ND - 0.890 ppb
20160.124 ppb122ND - 0.880 ppb
20170.700 ppb21ND - 1.40 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
2012-08-06583373DFND
2013-08-19601870DF0.530 ppb
2013-11-12605593DFND
2013-11-12605594DF0.790 ppb
2013-11-12605595DFND
2013-11-12605596DF1.70 ppb
2014-02-1060220ND
2014-02-10602211.30 ppb
2014-02-10602225.50 ppb
2014-02-10602230.610 ppb
2014-05-05110671ND
2014-05-05110670ND
2014-05-05110669ND
2014-05-05110668ND
2014-08-181759950.610 ppb
2014-08-18175993ND
2014-08-18175992ND
2014-08-181759941.30 ppb
2014-11-182339490.660 ppb
2014-11-182339430.560 ppb
2014-11-18233945ND
2014-11-18233947ND
2015-02-09277241ND
2015-02-09277240ND
2015-02-09277242ND
2015-02-09277239ND
2015-05-113318390.680 ppb
2015-05-113318370.700 ppb
2015-05-11331836ND
2015-05-113318380.890 ppb
2015-08-31397034ND
2015-08-31397035ND
2015-08-31397036ND
2015-08-31397037ND
2015-11-02427997ND
2015-11-024279990.720 ppb
2015-11-02427998ND
2015-11-024280000.580 ppb
2016-02-29500711ND
2016-02-29500713ND
2016-02-295007120.880 ppb
2016-02-29500710ND
2016-05-16547729ND
2016-05-16547730ND
2016-05-16547728ND
2016-05-165477270.610 ppb
2016-08-22608718ND
2016-08-22608719ND
2016-08-22608717ND
2016-08-22608720ND
2017-08-29830068ND
2017-08-298300591.40 ppb