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Monobromoacetic acid

Gardeau Water District

Monobromoacetic 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.

 

15

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20141.13 ppb21ND - 2.26 ppb
2015ND40ND
20160.693 ppb330.580 ppb - 0.850 ppb
20170.515 ppb32ND - 0.830 ppb
20180.687 ppb32ND - 1.20 ppb
2019N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 25 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 25 ppb for monobromoacetic acid was proposed in 2020 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 muscular degeneration.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-08-3114P017572ND
2014-11-29S4L0467HAA2.26 ppb
2015-02-1015P002080ND
2015-05-14S5E1474HAA5ND
2015-08-06S5H0678GARDHAAND
2015-11-05S5K062901HAA5ND
2016-02-04S6B0330-1HAA0.850 ppb
2016-08-11S6H054101HAA0.650 ppb
2016-11-10J6K072001 HAA50.580 ppb
2017-02-02J7B0393-01HAA50.830 ppb
2017-05-04J7E0517HAA0.714 ppb
2017-11-02J7K0487HAAND
2018-02-15J8B0990-021.20 ppb
2018-05-03J8E034702HAA50.860 ppb
2018-08-02R1807257-002ND