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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Pittsfield Township

NOTE: Pittsfield Township purchases water from Ypsilanti Community Utility Authority which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Ypsilanti Community Utility Authority.

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)

4

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.167 ppb61ND - 1.000 ppb
20130.600 ppb52ND - 2.00 ppb
2014ND40ND
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: Pittsfield Township purchases water from Ypsilanti Community Utility Authority which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Ypsilanti Community Utility Authority.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-05-11LLE27501ND
2012-05-11LLE27500ND
2012-05-11LLE27499ND
2012-05-11LLE27502ND
2012-08-13LLE42893ND
2012-08-13LLE42894ND
2012-08-14LLE42892ND
2012-08-14LLE428951.000 ppb
2012-11-13LLE55307ND
2012-11-13LLE55309ND
2012-11-13LLE55308ND
2013-02-06LLE63540ND
2013-02-06LLE63542ND
2013-02-06LLE63543ND
2013-06-25LLE801092.00 ppb
2013-06-25LLE801082.00 ppb
2013-08-07LLE87556ND
2013-08-07LLE87557ND
2013-11-12LLF01211ND
2013-11-12LLF01212ND
2014-02-12LLF094491.000 ppb
2014-02-12LLF09450ND
2014-05-07LLF17507ND
2014-05-08LLF17508ND
2014-08-12LLF32105ND
2014-08-12LLF32106ND
2014-11-04LLF45489ND
2014-11-04LLF45490ND