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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Tribromoacetic acid

Nelson PWS

NOTE: Nelson PWS purchases water from Saline County Public Water Supply District 3 which is required to test for tribromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Saline County Public Water Supply District 3.

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.

 

29

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

3

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND30ND
20151.39 ppb41ND - 5.57 ppb
20160.340 ppb41ND - 1.36 ppb
2017ND40ND

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

NOTE: Nelson PWS purchases water from Saline County Public Water Supply District 3 which is required to test for tribromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Saline County Public Water Supply District 3.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-06-24AC28721ND
2014-06-24AC28722ND
2014-09-23AC35669ND
2014-09-23AC35670ND
2014-12-18AC39533ND
2014-12-18AC39534ND
2015-03-18AC43613ND
2015-03-18AC43612ND
2015-06-24AC51288ND
2015-09-16AC595623.08 ppb
2015-09-16AC595632.38 ppb
2015-12-22AC63984ND
2015-12-22AC63985ND
2016-03-28AC67687ND
2016-03-28AC67688ND
2016-06-24AC749362.01 ppb
2016-06-24AC74937ND
2016-09-19AC83931ND
2016-09-19AC83930ND
2016-12-08AC88500ND
2016-12-08AC88499ND
2017-03-29AC92186ND
2017-03-29AC92185ND
2017-06-26AC98535ND
2017-06-26AC98534ND
2017-09-26AD06507ND
2017-09-26AD06506ND
2017-12-18AD10659ND
2017-12-18AD10658ND