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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Midland County Water District No. 1

NOTE: Midland County Water District No. 1 purchases water from City of Midland which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Midland.

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.

 

19

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

4

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND60ND
20130.333 ppb31ND - 1.000 ppb
2014ND20ND
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 0.04 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

NOTE: Midland County Water District No. 1 purchases water from City of Midland which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Midland.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-10LLE14344ND
2012-04-27LLE25539ND
2012-07-27LLE39640ND
2013-07-31LLE877611.000 ppb
2013-07-31LLE87760ND
2013-10-02LLE97007ND
2013-10-02LLE97006ND
2014-01-10LLF07153ND
2014-01-10LLF07154ND
2014-02-07LLF09177ND
2014-02-07LLF09176ND
2014-02-07LLF091751.000 ppb
2014-02-14LLF097161.000 ppb
2014-04-11LLF14729ND
2014-04-11LLF14728ND
2014-07-11LLF27058ND
2014-07-11LLF270591.000 ppb
2014-10-13LLF43325ND
2014-10-13LLF43326ND