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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Bromochloroacetic acid

Belton

NOTE: Belton purchases water from Kansas City which is required to test for bromochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Kansas City.

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)

26

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.135 ppb121ND - 1.62 ppb
20131.17 ppb1610ND - 2.72 ppb
20141.07 ppb169ND - 2.21 ppb
20151.02 ppb106ND - 2.00 ppb
20161.26 ppb86ND - 2.01 ppb
20170.313 ppb81ND - 2.50 ppb

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: Belton purchases water from Kansas City which is required to test for bromochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Kansas City.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-11C165881.23 ppb
2012-04-11C166011.07 ppb
2012-04-11C166001.20 ppb
2012-04-11C165991.46 ppb
2012-04-11C165981.26 ppb
2012-04-11C165971.31 ppb
2012-04-11C165961.24 ppb
2012-04-11C165951.10 ppb
2012-04-11C165941.09 ppb
2012-04-11C165931.24 ppb
2012-04-11C165921.18 ppb
2012-04-11C165911.15 ppb
2012-04-11C165901.54 ppb
2012-04-11C165891.19 ppb
2012-10-03C400651.10 ppb
2012-10-03C400661.000 ppb
2012-10-03C400671.10 ppb
2012-10-03C40068ND
2012-10-03C400691.000 ppb
2012-10-03C400641.30 ppb
2012-10-03C400631.000 ppb
2012-10-03C400621.000 ppb
2012-10-03C400611.10 ppb
2012-10-03C40060ND
2012-10-03C400591.20 ppb
2012-10-03C400581.000 ppb
2012-10-03C400571.10 ppb
2012-10-03C400701.10 ppb