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Dibromoacetic acid

Chicopee Water Department (MWRA)

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.

 

96

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.0433 ppb241ND - 1.04 ppb
2015ND320ND
2016ND320ND
2017ND320ND
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

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 Result
2015-03-02ND
2015-03-02ND
2015-03-02ND
2015-03-02ND
2015-03-02ND
2015-03-02ND
2015-03-02ND
2015-03-02ND
2015-06-01ND
2015-06-01ND
2015-06-01ND
2015-06-01ND
2015-06-01ND
2015-06-01ND
2015-06-01ND
2015-06-01ND
2015-08-31ND
2015-08-31ND
2015-08-31ND
2015-08-31ND
2015-08-31ND
2015-08-31ND
2015-08-31ND
2015-08-31ND
2015-11-30ND
2015-11-30ND
2015-11-30ND
2015-11-30ND
2015-12-01ND
2015-12-01ND
2015-12-01ND
2015-12-01ND
2016-03-01ND
2016-03-01ND
2016-03-01ND
2016-03-01ND
2016-03-02ND
2016-03-02ND
2016-03-02ND
2016-03-02ND
2016-06-06ND
2016-06-06ND
2016-06-06ND
2016-06-06ND
2016-06-06ND
2016-06-06ND
2016-06-06ND
2016-06-06ND
2016-09-07ND
2016-09-07ND
2016-09-07ND
2016-09-07ND
2016-09-07ND
2016-09-07ND
2016-09-07ND
2016-09-07ND
2016-12-05ND
2016-12-05ND
2016-12-05ND
2016-12-05ND
2016-12-05ND
2016-12-05ND
2016-12-05ND
2016-12-05ND
2017-03-06ND
2017-03-06ND
2017-03-06ND
2017-03-06ND
2017-03-06ND
2017-03-06ND
2017-03-06ND
2017-03-06ND
2017-06-05ND
2017-06-05ND
2017-06-05ND
2017-06-05ND
2017-06-05ND
2017-06-05ND
2017-06-05ND
2017-06-05ND
2017-09-05ND
2017-09-05ND
2017-09-05ND
2017-09-05ND
2017-09-05ND
2017-09-05ND
2017-09-05ND
2017-09-05ND
2017-12-04ND
2017-12-04ND
2017-12-04ND
2017-12-04ND
2017-12-04ND
2017-12-04ND
2017-12-04ND
2017-12-04ND