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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

Smiths Crossing Water Association

Ethylene dibromide, a likely human carcinogen, was used until 1984 as a gasoline additive and a pesticide. It affects the hormone, reproductive and nervous systems; causes testicular atrophy; and damages the heart, liver and kidneys.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND100ND
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019ND100ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.01 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.01 ppb for ethylene dibromide was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 0.05 ppb

The legal limit for ethylene dibromide, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to ethylene dibromide exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2016-09-27160928-018S1ND
2016-09-27160928-017S1ND
2016-09-27160928-016S1ND
2016-09-27160928-015S1ND
2016-09-27160928-014S1ND
2016-10-18161019-010S1ND
2016-10-18161019-014S1ND
2016-10-18161019-013S1ND
2016-10-18161019-012S1ND
2016-10-18161019-011S1ND
2019-06-04190605-008S1ND
2019-06-04190605-007S1ND
2019-06-04190605-006S1ND
2019-06-04190605-005S1ND
2019-06-04190605-004S1ND
2019-09-26190927-001S1ND
2019-09-26190927-005S1ND
2019-09-26190927-004S1ND
2019-09-26190927-003S1ND
2019-09-26190927-002S1ND