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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

St. Louis City

Dibromoacetic 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.

 

54

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND120ND
2013ND120ND
2014ND120ND
2015ND120ND
2016ND60ND
2017N/A00N/A

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 dibromoacetic 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
2012-06-11AB76342ND
2012-06-11AB76353ND
2012-06-11AB76352ND
2012-06-11AB76351ND
2012-06-11AB76350ND
2012-06-11AB76349ND
2012-06-11AB76348ND
2012-06-11AB76347ND
2012-06-11AB76346ND
2012-06-11AB76345ND
2012-06-11AB76344ND
2012-06-11AB76343ND
2013-06-11AC02444ND
2013-06-11AC02445ND
2013-06-11AC02446ND
2013-06-11AC02447ND
2013-06-11AC02448ND
2013-06-11AC02443ND
2013-06-11AC02442ND
2013-06-11AC02441ND
2013-06-11AC02440ND
2013-06-11AC02439ND
2013-06-11AC02438ND
2013-06-11AC02437ND
2014-05-28AC26126ND
2014-05-28AC26127ND
2014-05-28AC26128ND
2014-05-28AC26129ND
2014-05-28AC26130ND
2014-05-28AC26125ND
2014-05-28AC26124ND
2014-05-28AC26123ND
2014-05-28AC26122ND
2014-05-28AC26121ND
2014-05-28AC26120ND
2014-05-28AC26119ND
2015-03-17AC44655ND
2015-03-17AC44654ND
2015-03-17AC44653ND
2015-03-17AC44652ND
2015-03-17AC44648ND
2015-03-17AC44656ND
2015-03-17AC44658ND
2015-03-17AC44649ND
2015-03-17AC44650ND
2015-03-17AC44651ND
2015-03-17AC44657ND
2015-03-17AC44659ND
2016-03-08AC68842ND
2016-03-08AC68837ND
2016-03-08AC68839ND
2016-03-08AC68840ND
2016-03-08AC68841ND
2016-03-08AC68838ND