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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

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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.

 

13

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
20161.77 ppb52ND - 4.75 ppb
2017ND40ND
2018ND10ND
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
2014-09-29AC36283ND
2015-09-26AC59539ND
2016-01-04AC63969ND
2016-03-23AC67672ND
2016-06-21AC749174.75 ppb
2016-09-26AC83899ND
2016-12-26AC884844.10 ppb
2017-03-27AC92170ND
2017-06-21AC98514ND
2017-09-25AD06488ND
2017-12-27AD10639ND
2018-09-26AD32953ND
2019-09-22AD55228ND