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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

Rulo, Village of

NOTE: Rulo, Village of purchases water from Falls City, City of which is required to test for ethylene dibromide. Sample information shown below was taken by Falls City, City of.

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.

 

15

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND40ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND
2018ND10ND
2019ND10ND

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

NOTE: Rulo, Village of purchases water from Falls City, City of which is required to test for ethylene dibromide. Sample information shown below was taken by Falls City, City of.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-25281664ND
2014-09-15320896ND
2014-09-22324624ND
2014-09-22324625ND
2015-08-10375618ND
2015-08-10375619ND
2016-08-08ND
2016-08-08ND
2017-04-24ND
2017-08-01ND
2017-08-01ND
2018-08-14567277ND
2018-08-14567278ND
2019-08-12628466ND
2019-08-12628467ND