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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Plymouth Water Department

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.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

5

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
20150.720 ppb42ND - 1.76 ppb
20161.33 ppb42ND - 3.09 ppb
20170.363 ppb41ND - 1.45 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 Result
2015-08-19ND
2015-08-191.12 ppb
2015-08-19ND
2015-08-191.76 ppb
2016-08-172.22 ppb
2016-08-173.09 ppb
2016-08-17ND
2016-08-17ND
2017-08-16ND
2017-08-16ND
2017-08-161.45 ppb
2017-08-16ND