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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chlorodibromoacetic acid

Festus

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

 

34

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

13

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20132.77 ppb21ND - 5.54 ppb
20142.63 ppb83ND - 9.78 ppb
20150.985 ppb82ND - 4.18 ppb
20160.349 ppb82ND - 1.43 ppb
20170.874 ppb85ND - 1.70 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for chlorodibromoacetic 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
2013-11-25AC141925.54 ppb
2013-12-10AC16334ND
2014-02-20AC18222ND
2014-02-20AC18223ND
2014-05-22AC232307.04 ppb
2014-05-22AC232319.78 ppb
2014-09-08AC33448ND
2014-09-08AC334494.21 ppb
2014-11-24AC38279ND
2014-11-24AC38278ND
2015-02-23AC420053.70 ppb
2015-02-23AC420064.18 ppb
2015-05-26AC46569ND
2015-05-26AC46570ND
2015-09-02AC57550ND
2015-09-02AC57549ND
2015-11-30AC62836ND
2015-11-30AC62835ND
2016-02-29AC66381ND
2016-02-29AC66382ND
2016-05-25AC720751.43 ppb
2016-05-25AC720761.36 ppb
2016-08-24AC81710ND
2016-08-24AC81709ND
2016-11-02AC86975ND
2016-11-02AC86974ND
2017-02-23AC90824ND
2017-02-23AC90825ND
2017-05-31AC982241.26 ppb
2017-05-31AC98223ND
2017-08-31AD035521.04 ppb
2017-08-31AD035531.47 ppb
2017-11-27AD095151.52 ppb
2017-11-27AD095141.70 ppb