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Dibromoacetic acid

Espanola Water System

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.

 

59

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

29

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.400 ppb41ND - 1.60 ppb
2013ND20ND
20141.27 ppb139ND - 2.73 ppb
20150.890 ppb128ND - 2.11 ppb
20160.635 ppb125ND - 1.81 ppb
20170.463 ppb166ND - 1.48 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
2012-07-201207A37-001B1.60 ppb
2012-07-201207A43-001BND
2012-07-201207A71-001BND
2012-07-201207A36-001BND
2013-10-291310D82-001BND
2013-10-291310D83-001AND
2014-01-311402014-002A1.13 ppb
2014-01-311402013-002A1.21 ppb
2014-01-311402016-002A1.32 ppb
2014-01-311402015-002A2.10 ppb
2014-04-291404B79-002A2.73 ppb
2014-04-291404B81-002A1.02 ppb
2014-04-291404B80-002AND
2014-04-291404B77-002AND
2014-10-311410E45-001BND
2014-10-311410E43-001BND
2014-10-311410E46-001B2.16 ppb
2014-10-311410E44-001B2.38 ppb
2014-11-251411B14-001A2.40 ppb
2015-01-271501936-001BND
2015-01-271501935-001BND
2015-01-271501937-001B1.69 ppb
2015-01-271501934-001B2.11 ppb
2015-03-261503C41-001B1.32 ppb
2015-03-261503C42-001B1.000 ppb
2015-03-261503C45-001BND
2015-03-261503C44-001BND
2015-07-2120150211160.730 ppb
2015-07-2120150211150.730 ppb
2015-07-2120150211141.50 ppb
2015-07-2120150211171.60 ppb
2016-04-191604845-001A1.81 ppb
2016-04-191604842-001AND
2016-04-191604844-001AND
2016-04-191604843-001AND
2016-07-141607760-001AND
2016-07-141607762-001AND
2016-07-141607759-001A1.04 ppb
2016-07-141607761-001A1.54 ppb
2016-10-131610663-0011.73 ppb
2016-10-131610660-0011.50 ppb
2016-10-131610661-001ND
2016-10-131610662-001ND
2017-01-121701562-001ND
2017-01-121701563-001ND
2017-01-121701560-001ND
2017-01-121701558-001ND
2017-04-131704602-0011.46 ppb
2017-04-131704604-0011.13 ppb
2017-04-131704605-001ND
2017-04-131704603-001ND
2017-07-131707714-001ND
2017-07-131707711-001ND
2017-07-131707715-0011.04 ppb
2017-07-131707712-0011.06 ppb
2017-10-131710845-0011.48 ppb
2017-10-131710848-0011.24 ppb
2017-10-131710849-001ND
2017-10-131710847-001ND