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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Bromochloroacetic acid

Auburn Hills

NOTE: Auburn Hills purchases water from Great Lakes Water Authority which is required to test for bromochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Great Lakes Water 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.

 

0

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.40 ppb106ND - 3.00 ppb
20130.778 ppb94ND - 3.00 ppb
20140.750 ppb42ND - 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: Auburn Hills purchases water from Great Lakes Water Authority which is required to test for bromochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Great Lakes Water Authority.

Date Lab ID Result