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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

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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.

 

17

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND30ND

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
2012-01-091200380-SOCND
2012-07-091210462-SOC/RESAND
2012-12-031219429-SOC/RESAND
2013-01-071300259-001-SOCND
2013-04-011304251-SOCND
2013-07-081310187-SOCND
2013-10-151317017-001-SOCND
2014-01-131400485-SOCND
2015-01-121500412-001-SOCND
2015-05-111506282-001-SOCND
2015-05-111506281-01-SOCND
2016-01-111600468-001-SOCND
2016-01-111600454-001-SOCND
2016-01-111600465-001-SOCND
2017-08-211713558-001-SOCND
2017-08-211713601-001-SOCND
2017-08-211713600-001-SOCND