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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Trenton Water Users Association

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.

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.260 ppb41ND - 1.04 ppb
2015ND40ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND40ND
2018ND40ND
2019ND40ND

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
2014-02-1814-S2531.04 ppb
2014-05-2714-S883ND
2014-08-1814-S2087ND
2014-11-1714-S2783ND
2015-02-1715-S168ND
2015-05-1915-S755ND
2015-08-1815-S1749ND
2015-11-1715-S2521ND
2016-02-1716-S191ND
2016-05-1716-S946ND
2016-08-2316-S2210ND
2016-11-1516-S2858ND
2017-02-2217-S315ND
2017-05-1617-S763ND
2017-08-2117-S1729ND
2017-11-1417-S2443ND
2018-02-1318-S253ND
2018-05-1618-S763ND
2018-08-2118-S1847ND
2018-11-1318-S2393ND
2019-02-1219-S190ND
2019-05-1519-S651ND
2019-08-2019-S1799ND
2019-11-1319-S2462ND