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Bromodichloroacetic acid

Festus

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.

 

34

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

30

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20132.29 ppb21ND - 4.57 ppb
20143.55 ppb86ND - 8.26 ppb
20154.19 ppb883.57 ppb - 4.72 ppb
20162.24 ppb881.76 ppb - 2.59 ppb
20172.12 ppb87ND - 3.18 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
2013-11-25AC141924.57 ppb
2013-12-10AC16334ND
2014-02-20AC182225.37 ppb
2014-02-20AC18223ND
2014-05-22AC232306.27 ppb
2014-05-22AC232318.26 ppb
2014-09-08AC334482.99 ppb
2014-09-08AC334494.69 ppb
2014-11-24AC38279ND
2014-11-24AC382780.850 ppb
2015-02-23AC420053.57 ppb
2015-02-23AC420064.59 ppb
2015-05-26AC465694.04 ppb
2015-05-26AC465704.42 ppb
2015-09-02AC575504.44 ppb
2015-09-02AC575494.02 ppb
2015-11-30AC628364.72 ppb
2015-11-30AC628353.71 ppb
2016-02-29AC663811.92 ppb
2016-02-29AC663821.76 ppb
2016-05-25AC720752.26 ppb
2016-05-25AC720762.26 ppb
2016-08-24AC817092.59 ppb
2016-08-24AC817102.56 ppb
2016-11-02AC869752.36 ppb
2016-11-02AC869742.24 ppb
2017-02-23AC908243.18 ppb
2017-02-23AC90825ND
2017-05-31AC982232.21 ppb
2017-05-31AC982242.40 ppb
2017-08-31AD035532.30 ppb
2017-08-31AD035522.12 ppb
2017-11-27AD095152.25 ppb
2017-11-27AD095142.46 ppb