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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

City of Gulfport

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.

 

25

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

8

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
20130.750 ppb42ND - 2.00 ppb
20140.375 ppb165ND - 2.00 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
20160.500 ppb21ND - 1.000 ppb
2017ND20ND

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
2012-06-05120606-003HAND
2013-12-16131217-035HAND
2013-12-16131217-034HA2.00 ppb
2013-12-16131217-002HA1.000 ppb
2013-12-16131217-001HAND
2014-03-17140318-005HA1.000 ppb
2014-03-17140318-006HAND
2014-03-17140318-007HAND
2014-03-17140318-008HAND
2014-06-18140619-016HAND
2014-06-18140619-015HAND
2014-06-18140619-014HAND
2014-06-18140619-013HAND
2014-06-18140619-012HA1.000 ppb
2014-06-18140619-011HA1.000 ppb
2014-09-17140918-010HA2.00 ppb
2014-09-17140918-011HA1.000 ppb
2014-09-17140918-012HAND
2014-09-17140918-025HAND
2014-09-17140918-032HAND
2014-09-17140918-033HAND
2016-12-01161202-004HA1.000 ppb
2016-12-01161202-003HAND
2017-07-31170801-021HAND
2017-07-31170801-020HAND