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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromochloromethane

Springfield Hospital Distribution

NOTE: Springfield Hospital Distribution purchases water from Freedom District which is required to test for dibromochloromethane. Sample information shown below was taken by Freedom District.

Dibromochloromethane, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Dibromochloromethane and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

22

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

18

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.850 ppb85ND - 2.30 ppb
20130.740 ppb54ND - 1.40 ppb
20141.35 ppb220.900 ppb - 1.80 ppb
20150.980 ppb330.720 ppb - 1.12 ppb
20160.840 ppb110.840 ppb
20171.35 ppb330.780 ppb - 1.88 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for dibromochloromethane was proposed in 2018 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Springfield Hospital Distribution purchases water from Freedom District which is required to test for dibromochloromethane. Sample information shown below was taken by Freedom District.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-030060002_01_945110.900 ppb
2012-05-200060002_01_68701ND
2012-07-120060002_01_977452.30 ppb
2012-10-010060002_01_991311.20 ppb
2012-10-090060002_01_187201.20 ppb
2012-11-190060002_02_99915ND
2012-11-190060002_01_99915ND
2012-11-190060002_01_999141.20 ppb
2013-01-030060002_01_005810.600 ppb
2013-02-250060002_01_047600.800 ppb
2013-04-040060002_01_020210.900 ppb
2013-10-140060002_01_105321.40 ppb
2013-10-240060002_01_10552ND
2014-01-200060002_01_106810.900 ppb
2014-08-060060002_01_005501.80 ppb
2015-04-2720673730011.10 ppb
2015-06-11E150039160061.12 ppb
2015-12-21211486900110.720 ppb
2016-02-17E160029770080.840 ppb
2017-02-1322081080010.780 ppb
2017-05-31E170046880011.88 ppb
2017-10-0222661470011.40 ppb