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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Tribromoacetic acid

Breckenridge PWS

Tribromoacetic acid is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.518 ppb41ND - 2.07 ppb
2015ND40ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND40ND
2018ND30ND
2019ND10ND

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 tribromoacetic 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

Date Lab ID Result
2014-01-13AC16590ND
2014-04-02AC214972.07 ppb
2014-07-21AC30483ND
2014-10-07AC37569ND
2015-01-14AC40293ND
2015-04-15AC44979ND
2015-07-14AC54176ND
2015-10-06AC61137ND
2016-01-07AC64939ND
2016-04-11AC69299ND
2016-07-11AC79644ND
2016-10-13AC86209ND
2017-01-10AC89020ND
2017-04-03AC94387ND
2017-07-07AD01291ND
2017-10-10AD07825ND
2018-01-19AD12406ND
2018-04-10AD17939ND
2018-07-09AD29072ND
2019-07-08AD51687ND