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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Mount Morris, City of

NOTE: Mount Morris, City of purchases water from Genesee County Water System which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Genesee County Water System.

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.

 

28

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

3

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
20131.000 ppb21ND - 2.00 ppb
20141.000 ppb111.000 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 0.04 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: Mount Morris, City of purchases water from Genesee County Water System which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Genesee County Water System.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-18LLE24233ND
2012-04-18LLE24230ND
2012-04-18LLE24231ND
2012-04-18LLE24232ND
2012-07-18LLE37670ND
2012-07-18LLE37669ND
2012-07-18LLE37667ND
2012-07-18LLE37668ND
2012-10-17LLE52746ND
2012-10-17LLE52749ND
2012-10-17LLE527471.000 ppb
2012-10-17LLE52748ND
2013-01-15LLE61376ND
2013-01-15LLE61375ND
2013-01-15LLE61377ND
2013-01-15LLE61374ND
2013-06-28LLE805422.00 ppb
2013-06-28LLE805432.00 ppb
2013-10-31LLE99789ND
2013-10-31LLE99790ND
2014-01-30LLF08161ND
2014-01-30LLF08160ND
2014-04-09LLF14269ND
2014-04-09LLF14270ND
2014-07-08LLF26067ND
2014-07-08LLF26068ND
2014-10-02LLF41707ND
2014-10-02LLF41708ND