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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Town of Bunkie Water System

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.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

10

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.500 ppb42ND - 1.000 ppb
20140.600 ppb42ND - 1.20 ppb
20150.500 ppb42ND - 1.000 ppb
2016ND40ND
20171.25 ppb441.10 ppb - 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
2013-05-23L0029915-021.000 ppb
2013-05-23L0029915-021.000 ppb
2013-05-23L0029915-01ND
2013-05-23L0029915-01ND
2014-05-12L0042977-031.20 ppb
2014-05-12L0042977-031.20 ppb
2014-05-12L0042977-04ND
2014-05-12L0042977-04ND
2015-05-15351894020011.000 ppb
2015-05-1535189402002ND
2015-05-1535189402002ND
2015-05-15351894020011.000 ppb
2016-05-20LA20896-1ND
2016-05-20LA20896-1ND
2016-05-20LA20896-2ND
2016-05-20LA20896-2ND
2017-05-08353116100121.10 ppb
2017-05-08353116100111.40 ppb
2017-05-08353116100121.10 ppb
2017-05-08353116100111.40 ppb