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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Breckenridge PWS

Monobromoacetic 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.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20143.25 ppb42ND - 8.24 ppb
20156.71 ppb444.72 ppb - 9.34 ppb
20162.54 ppb42ND - 5.83 ppb
20171.60 ppb41ND - 6.41 ppb
20184.91 ppb32ND - 8.19 ppb
2019ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 25 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 25 ppb for monobromoacetic acid was proposed in 2020 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk.. This health guideline protects against muscular degeneration.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-01-13AC165908.24 ppb
2014-04-02AC214974.75 ppb
2014-07-21AC30483ND
2014-10-07AC37569ND
2015-01-14AC402937.16 ppb
2015-04-15AC449794.72 ppb
2015-07-14AC541769.34 ppb
2015-10-06AC611375.62 ppb
2016-01-07AC64939ND
2016-04-11AC69299ND
2016-07-11AC796445.83 ppb
2016-10-13AC862094.32 ppb
2017-01-10AC89020ND
2017-04-03AC94387ND
2017-07-07AD012916.41 ppb
2017-10-10AD07825ND
2018-01-19AD124066.54 ppb
2018-04-10AD179398.19 ppb
2018-07-09AD29072ND
2019-07-08AD51687ND