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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Wilson County Rural Water District 1

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.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.466 ppb53ND - 1.20 ppb
20130.317 ppb31ND - 0.950 ppb
20142.30 ppb220.690 ppb - 3.90 ppb
20151.20 ppb42ND - 3.70 ppb
20160.183 ppb41ND - 0.730 ppb
20170.375 ppb41ND - 1.50 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
2014-07-071470473.90 ppb
2014-12-152479660.690 ppb
2015-04-283202031.10 ppb
2015-07-20370422ND
2015-09-21410556ND
2015-10-194220543.70 ppb
2016-01-05470025ND
2016-04-185304740.730 ppb
2016-07-18585817ND
2016-10-11641964ND
2017-01-24680298ND
2017-04-24746753ND
2017-07-30807326ND
2017-10-018509941.50 ppb