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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Palmer Water District No.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.

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND80ND
2016ND80ND
2017ND80ND

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 Result
2015-02-10ND
2015-02-10ND
2015-04-22ND
2015-04-22ND
2015-08-10ND
2015-08-10ND
2015-11-16ND
2015-11-16ND
2016-02-02ND
2016-02-02ND
2016-05-10ND
2016-05-10ND
2016-08-09ND
2016-08-09ND
2016-11-15ND
2016-11-15ND
2017-03-16ND
2017-03-16ND
2017-04-11ND
2017-04-11ND
2017-07-18ND
2017-07-18ND
2017-11-01ND
2017-11-01ND