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Bromochloroacetic acid

Pittsfield Township

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

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.

 

28

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

19

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20122.17 ppb64ND - 4.00 ppb
20132.80 ppb54ND - 6.00 ppb
20141.25 ppb43ND - 2.00 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 0.02 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: Pittsfield Township purchases water from Ypsilanti Community Utility Authority which is required to test for bromochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Ypsilanti Community Utility Authority.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-05-11LLE275013.00 ppb
2012-05-11LLE274993.00 ppb
2012-05-11LLE275003.00 ppb
2012-05-11LLE275023.00 ppb
2012-08-13LLE428931.000 ppb
2012-08-13LLE428943.00 ppb
2012-08-14LLE428922.00 ppb
2012-08-14LLE428954.00 ppb
2012-11-13LLE553072.00 ppb
2012-11-13LLE553091.000 ppb
2012-11-13LLE553082.00 ppb
2013-02-06LLE635403.00 ppb
2013-02-06LLE635422.00 ppb
2013-02-06LLE635432.00 ppb
2013-06-25LLE801094.00 ppb
2013-06-25LLE801083.00 ppb
2013-08-07LLE87556ND
2013-08-07LLE87557ND
2013-11-12LLF01211ND
2013-11-12LLF01212ND
2014-02-12LLF094493.00 ppb
2014-02-12LLF094503.00 ppb
2014-05-07LLF175072.00 ppb
2014-05-08LLF17508ND
2014-08-12LLF32105ND
2014-08-12LLF32106ND
2014-11-04LLF45489ND
2014-11-04LLF45490ND