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Ethylene dibromide

Boone County PWSD 9

Ethylene dibromide, a likely human carcinogen, was used until 1984 as a gasoline additive and a pesticide. It affects the hormone, reproductive and nervous systems; causes testicular atrophy; and damages the heart, liver and kidneys.

 

9

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012ND40ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
20150.0260 ppb51ND - 0.130 ppb

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.01 ppb

The health guideline of 0.01 ppb for ethylene dibromide was defined 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 cancer.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 0.05 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)0 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-07AB66759ND
2012-02-07AB66761ND
2012-02-08AB66758ND
2012-02-08AB66760ND
2015-02-18AC42745ND
2015-02-18AC42741ND
2015-02-18AC42743ND
2015-02-18AC427420.130 ppb
2015-02-18AC42744ND