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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Macomb Township

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.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

2

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.250 ppb82ND - 1.000 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018ND120ND
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 Lab ID Result
2014-03-04LLF10972ND
2014-03-04LLF10971ND
2014-06-04LLF212181.000 ppb
2014-06-04LLF212191.000 ppb
2014-09-03LLF36343ND
2014-09-03LLF36344ND
2014-12-08LLF48997ND
2014-12-08LLF48998ND
2018-03-13LLH70586ND
2018-03-13LLH70588ND
2018-03-13LLH70587ND
2018-03-13LLH70589ND
2018-06-05LLH84235ND
2018-06-05LLH84237ND
2018-06-05LLH84236ND
2018-06-05LLH84234ND
2018-06-28LLH90176ND
2018-06-28LLH90174ND
2018-06-28LLH90175ND
2018-06-28LLH90173ND