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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

City of Ridgeland

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.

 

75

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

11

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.750 ppb41ND - 3.00 ppb
20130.714 ppb72ND - 4.00 ppb
20140.188 ppb162ND - 2.00 ppb
20150.188 ppb161ND - 3.00 ppb
20160.250 ppb162ND - 2.00 ppb
20170.438 ppb163ND - 3.00 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 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
2012-02-27120228-013HAND
2012-05-02120503-005HAND
2012-08-20120821-006HA3.00 ppb
2012-11-05121105-001HAND
2013-02-25130226-002HAND
2013-04-30130501-009HAND
2013-07-29130730-003HAND
2013-12-09131210-013HA4.00 ppb
2013-12-09131210-014HAND
2013-12-09131210-039HA1.000 ppb
2013-12-09131210-040HAND
2014-03-10140311-022HAND
2014-03-10140311-021HAND
2014-03-10140311-014HAND
2014-03-10140311-013HAND
2014-06-09140610-009HAND
2014-06-09140610-010HAND
2014-06-09140610-017HAND
2014-06-09140610-018HAND
2014-09-09140910-004HAND
2014-09-09140910-003HAND
2014-09-09140910-002HAND
2014-09-09140910-001HA1.000 ppb
2014-12-09141210-001HAND
2014-12-09141210-002HAND
2014-12-09141210-003HAND
2014-12-09141210-004HA2.00 ppb
2015-03-11150312-025HAND
2015-03-11150312-026HAND
2015-03-11150312-027HAND
2015-03-11150312-028HAND
2015-06-08150609-004HAND
2015-06-08150609-003HAND
2015-06-08150609-002HA3.00 ppb
2015-06-08150609-001HAND
2015-09-14150915-010HAND
2015-09-14150915-009HAND
2015-09-14150915-002HAND
2015-09-14150915-001HAND
2015-12-07151208-006HAND
2015-12-07151208-005HAND
2015-12-07151208-002HAND
2015-12-07151208-001HAND
2016-03-15160316-005HAND
2016-03-15160316-006HAND
2016-03-15160316-007HAND
2016-03-15160316-008HAND
2016-06-07160608-005HAND
2016-06-07160608-006HAND
2016-06-07160608-007HAND
2016-06-07160608-008HA2.00 ppb
2016-09-06160907-010HA2.00 ppb
2016-09-06160907-009HAND
2016-09-06160907-004HAND
2016-09-06160907-003HAND
2016-12-12161213-004HAND
2016-12-12161213-005HAND
2016-12-12161213-007HAND
2016-12-12161213-008HAND
2017-03-06170307-010HAND
2017-03-06170307-009HAND
2017-03-06170307-008HAND
2017-03-06170307-007HAND
2017-06-05170606-003HAND
2017-06-05170606-004HAND
2017-06-05170606-005HAND
2017-06-05170606-006HA2.00 ppb
2017-09-05170906-001HAND
2017-09-05170906-002HAND
2017-09-05170906-003HA3.00 ppb
2017-09-05170906-004HA2.00 ppb
2017-12-05171206-008HAND
2017-12-05171206-007HAND
2017-12-05171206-006HAND
2017-12-05171206-005HAND