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Monobromoacetic acid

Howard County Cons Public Water Supply District 1

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.

 

33

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20142.91 ppb21ND - 5.81 ppb
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
20171.01 ppb62ND - 3.22 ppb
20183.24 ppb75ND - 6.45 ppb
20190.849 ppb143ND - 5.20 ppb

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
2014-06-30AC28709ND
2014-06-30AC287085.81 ppb
2015-07-10AC55733ND
2015-07-10AC55732ND
2016-06-27AC74929ND
2016-06-27AC74930ND
2017-06-27AC985272.81 ppb
2017-06-27AC985283.22 ppb
2017-09-25AD07509ND
2017-09-25AD07508ND
2017-12-18AD10653ND
2017-12-18AD10654ND
2018-03-21AD165316.39 ppb
2018-03-21AD165326.45 ppb
2018-06-27AD27343ND
2018-06-27AD27344ND
2018-10-01AD329652.33 ppb
2018-10-01AD329665.27 ppb
2018-10-01AD341412.26 ppb
2019-01-08AD38619ND
2019-01-08AD386205.20 ppb
2019-03-25AD40556ND
2019-03-25AD405573.03 ppb
2019-03-25AD405583.65 ppb
2019-06-17AD49159ND
2019-06-17AD49158ND
2019-06-17AD49157ND
2019-09-16AD55240ND
2019-09-16AD55242ND
2019-09-16AD55241ND
2019-12-16AD59145ND
2019-12-16AD59146ND
2019-12-16AD59147ND