EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE


Dibromoacetic acid

Syracuse City

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.





Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)


Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.206 ppb162ND - 1.70 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
2012-02-161Q2012 COLEMAN FND
2012-02-161Q2012 WATER SHOND
2012-02-161Q2012 WESTCOTTND
2012-02-161Q2012 NOTTINGHAND
2012-05-082Q2012 CANON TRAND
2012-05-082Q2012 COLEMAN FND
2012-05-082Q2012 WOODLANDND
2012-05-082Q2012 MUZAK CORND
2012-05-082Q2012 MCCHESNEYND
2012-05-082Q2012 NOTTINGHAND
2012-05-082Q2012 WESTCOTTND
2012-05-082Q2012 WATER SHOND
2012-08-143Q2012 MCCHESNEYND
2012-08-143Q2012 NOTTINGHAND
2012-08-143Q2012 MUZAK CORND
2012-08-143Q2012 COLEMAN FND
2012-08-143Q2012 CANON TRAND
2012-08-143Q2012 WOODLANDND
2012-08-143Q2012 WESTCOTTND
2012-08-143Q2012 WATER SHOND
2012-11-134Q2012 WESTCOTTND
2012-11-134Q2012 MCCHESNEYND
2012-11-134Q2012 COLEMAN FND
2012-11-134Q2012 MUZAK CORND
2012-11-134Q2012 WOODLANDND
2012-11-134Q2012 WATER SHOND
2012-11-134Q2012 CANON TRAND
2012-11-134Q2012 NOTTINGHAND
2013-02-121Q2013 WATER SHOND
2013-02-121Q2013 WOODLANDND
2013-02-121Q2013 WESTCOTTND
2013-02-121Q2013 MCCHESNEYND
2013-02-121Q2013 CANON TRAND
2013-02-121Q2013 NOTTINGHAND
2013-02-121Q2013 COLEMAN FND
2013-02-121Q2013 MUZAK CORND
2013-05-142Q2013 COLEMAN FND
2013-05-142Q2013 MCCHESNEYND
2013-05-142Q2013 MUZAK CORND
2013-05-142Q2013 CANON TRAND
2013-08-133Q2013 MUZAK CORND
2013-08-133Q2013 MCCHESNEYND
2013-08-133Q2013 CANON TRAND
2013-08-133Q2013 COLEMAN FND
2013-11-134Q2013 MCCHESNEYND
2013-11-134Q2013 COLEMAN FND
2013-11-134Q2013 MUZAK CORND
2013-11-134Q2013 CANNON TRND
2014-02-111Q2014 COLEMAN F1.70 ppb
2014-02-111Q2014 MAMA NANC1.60 ppb
2014-02-111Q2014 MCCHESNEYND
2014-02-111Q2014 MUZAK CORND
2014-05-132Q2014 MCCHESNEYND
2014-05-132Q2014 MUZAK CORND
2014-05-132Q2014 COLEMAN FND
2014-05-132Q2014 CANNON TRND
2014-08-123Q2014 COLEMAN FND
2014-08-123Q2014 MCCHESNEYND
2014-08-123Q2014 MUZAK CORND
2014-08-123Q2014 MAMA NANCND
2014-11-124Q2014 MCCHESNEYND
2014-11-124Q2014 COLEMAN FND
2014-11-124Q2014 MAMA NANCND
2014-11-124Q2014 MUZAK CORND
2015-02-111Q2015 MUZAK CORND
2015-02-111Q2015 COLEMAN FND
2015-02-111Q2015 MCCHESNEYND
2015-02-111Q2015 MAMA NANCND
2015-05-132Q2015 MCCHESNEYND
2015-05-132Q2015 MUZAK CORND
2015-05-132Q2015 MAMA NANCND
2015-05-132Q2015 COLEMAN FND
2015-08-113Q2015 COLEMAN FND
2015-08-113Q2015 MUZAK CORND
2015-08-113Q2015 MCCHESNEYND
2015-08-113Q2015 MAMA NANCND
2015-11-094Q2015 COLEMAN FND
2015-11-094Q2015 MUZAK CORND
2015-11-094Q2015 MAMA NANCND
2015-11-094Q2015 MCCHESNEYND
2016-02-091Q2016 MUZAK CORND
2016-02-091Q2016 MAMA NANCND
2016-02-091Q2016 MCCHESNEYND
2016-02-091Q2016 COLEMAN FND
2016-05-102Q2016 MUZAK CORND
2016-05-102Q2016 MCCHESNEYND
2016-05-102Q2016 COLEMAN FND
2016-05-102Q2016 MAMA NANCND
2016-08-113Q2016 MAMA NANCND
2016-08-113Q2016 MUZAK CORND
2016-08-113Q2016 COLEMAN FND
2016-08-113Q2016 MCCHESNEYND
2016-11-164Q2016 MCCHESNEYND
2016-11-164Q2016 MUZAK CORND
2016-11-164Q2016 COLEMAN FND
2016-11-164Q2016 MAMA NANCND
2017-02-161Q2017 MUZAK CORND
2017-02-161Q2017 MAMA NANCND
2017-02-161Q2017 COLEMAN FND
2017-02-161Q2017 MCCHESNEYND
2017-05-102Q2017 MCCHESNEYND
2017-05-102Q2017 MAMA NANCND
2017-05-102Q2017 MUZAK CORND
2017-05-102Q2017 COLEMAN FND
2017-08-163Q2017 MCCHESNEYND
2017-08-163Q2017 MUZAK CORND
2017-08-163Q2017 COLEMAN FND
2017-08-163Q2017 MAMA NANCND
2017-11-154Q2017 MAMA NANCND
2017-11-154Q2017 MUZAK CORND
2017-11-154Q2017 COLEMAN FND
2017-11-154Q2017 MCCHESNEYND