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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

City of North Platte

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.

 

60

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND60ND
2013ND60ND
2014ND230ND
2015ND60ND
2016ND50ND
2017ND140ND

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
2012-03-20152795ND
2012-04-23166099ND
2012-04-23166098ND
2012-05-16165847ND
2012-10-30204680ND
2012-12-12209286ND
2013-02-27215114ND
2013-03-18218685ND
2013-05-13230208ND
2013-05-13230207ND
2013-06-05230412ND
2013-10-29265563ND
2014-02-12278459ND
2014-03-19278802ND
2014-03-19278799ND
2014-03-19278800ND
2014-03-19279093ND
2014-03-19278801ND
2014-05-19294426ND
2014-05-19294427ND
2014-06-11294428ND
2014-06-11294433ND
2014-06-11294432ND
2014-06-11294431ND
2014-06-11294430ND
2014-06-11294429ND
2014-06-11294434ND
2014-07-23281452ND
2014-07-23281451ND
2014-07-23281450ND
2014-07-23281449ND
2014-07-23281448ND
2014-07-23281446ND
2014-07-23281445ND
2014-11-19328562ND
2015-01-26343308ND
2015-04-22354043ND
2015-04-22353627ND
2015-04-22353626ND
2015-10-28391765ND
2015-12-08391766ND
2016-03-14ND
2016-06-02ND
2016-06-02ND
2016-06-08ND
2016-10-25ND
2017-01-30ND
2017-01-30ND
2017-01-30ND
2017-01-30ND
2017-04-25ND
2017-05-09ND
2017-05-09ND
2017-06-21ND
2017-06-21ND
2017-06-21ND
2017-06-21ND
2017-06-21ND
2017-07-25ND
2017-10-02ND