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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Bromochloroacetic acid

Beaver Township

NOTE: Beaver Township purchases water from Bay Area Water System which is required to test for bromochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Bay Area Water System.

Bromochloroacetic acid is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Bromochloroacetic acid and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy.

 

0

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
2013ND10ND
20143.00 ppb332.00 ppb - 4.00 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for bromochloroacetic 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

NOTE: Beaver Township purchases water from Bay Area Water System which is required to test for bromochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Bay Area Water System.

Date Lab ID Result