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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Bromochloroacetic 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 bromochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Midland.

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.

 

19

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

14

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND60ND
20133.00 ppb32ND - 7.00 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 0.02 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: Midland County Water District No. 1 purchases water from City of Midland which is required to test for bromochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Midland.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-10LLE143442.00 ppb
2012-04-27LLE255394.00 ppb
2012-07-27LLE39640ND
2013-07-31LLE87761ND
2013-07-31LLE87760ND
2013-10-02LLE970073.00 ppb
2013-10-02LLE97006ND
2014-01-10LLF071533.00 ppb
2014-01-10LLF071544.00 ppb
2014-02-07LLF091772.00 ppb
2014-02-07LLF091762.00 ppb
2014-02-07LLF091752.00 ppb
2014-02-14LLF097163.00 ppb
2014-04-11LLF147291.000 ppb
2014-04-11LLF147281.000 ppb
2014-07-11LLF27058ND
2014-07-11LLF270593.00 ppb
2014-10-13LLF433253.00 ppb
2014-10-13LLF433261.000 ppb