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Bromodichloroacetic acid

Livingston County Public Water Supply District 4

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

 

5

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

4

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20135.90 ppb115.90 ppb
20143.86 ppb113.86 ppb
2015ND10ND
20164.95 ppb114.95 ppb
20173.61 ppb113.61 ppb

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 bromodichloroacetic 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
2013-08-13AC070985.90 ppb
2014-08-01AC307933.86 ppb
2015-07-22AC54384ND
2016-07-20AC797514.95 ppb
2017-07-19AD014883.61 ppb