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Dibromoacetic acid

City of Steubenville

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.

 

102

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

69

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20124.38 ppb16162.00 ppb - 8.00 ppb
20131.81 ppb1611ND - 6.82 ppb
20141.68 ppb169ND - 6.82 ppb
20152.72 ppb2214ND - 8.99 ppb
20162.31 ppb1612ND - 5.34 ppb
20172.77 ppb167ND - 18.1 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
2012-01-18120114862.00 ppb
2012-01-18120114872.00 ppb
2012-01-18120114842.00 ppb
2012-01-18120114852.00 ppb
2012-04-17120419344.00 ppb
2012-04-17120419354.00 ppb
2012-04-17120419364.00 ppb
2012-04-17120419374.00 ppb
2012-07-02120702303.00 ppb
2012-07-02120702318.00 ppb
2012-07-02120702328.00 ppb
2012-07-02120702337.00 ppb
2012-10-16121016084.00 ppb
2012-10-16121016096.00 ppb
2012-10-16121016105.00 ppb
2012-10-16121016115.00 ppb
2013-01-08130108151.000 ppb
2013-01-08130108161.000 ppb
2013-01-08130108171.000 ppb
2013-01-0813010818ND
2013-04-08130409252.00 ppb
2013-04-08130409262.00 ppb
2013-04-08130409271.000 ppb
2013-04-08130409281.000 ppb
2013-07-0813070904ND
2013-07-0813070905ND
2013-07-08130709061.000 ppb
2013-07-0813070907ND
2013-10-0813100941ND
2013-10-08131009426.82 ppb
2013-10-08131009436.12 ppb
2013-10-08131009446.01 ppb
2014-01-1414011106ND
2014-01-1414011107ND
2014-01-14140111081.20 ppb
2014-01-14140111091.26 ppb
2014-04-0814041622ND
2014-04-0814041623ND
2014-04-0814041624ND
2014-04-0814041625ND
2014-07-1414072400ND
2014-07-14140724011.56 ppb
2014-07-14140724021.68 ppb
2014-07-14140724032.05 ppb
2014-10-08141010591.24 ppb
2014-10-08141010605.69 ppb
2014-10-08141010616.82 ppb
2014-10-08141010625.40 ppb
2015-01-1215011429ND
2015-01-1215011433ND
2015-01-1215011434ND
2015-01-1215011436ND
2015-04-08150412012.00 ppb
2015-04-08150412022.23 ppb
2015-04-08150412032.25 ppb
2015-04-08150412042.38 ppb
2015-07-0815071253ND
2015-07-0815071245ND
2015-07-0815071246ND
2015-07-0815071247ND
2015-07-28A1502781831.70 ppb
2015-07-28A1502781842.00 ppb
2015-07-28A1502822642.10 ppb
2015-08-24150829178.38 ppb
2015-08-24150829188.51 ppb
2015-08-24150829198.99 ppb
2015-10-08A1503199151.60 ppb
2015-10-08A1503199176.30 ppb
2015-10-08A1503199166.70 ppb
2015-10-08A1503199184.60 ppb
2016-01-1316011325ND
2016-01-13160113261.05 ppb
2016-01-13160113281.09 ppb
2016-01-1316011327ND
2016-04-13160412771.11 ppb
2016-04-13160412781.75 ppb
2016-04-13160412792.20 ppb
2016-04-1316041280ND
2016-07-08160706732.81 ppb
2016-07-08160706744.14 ppb
2016-07-08160706753.71 ppb
2016-07-08160706764.22 ppb
2016-10-1216101332ND
2016-10-12161013334.76 ppb
2016-10-12161013344.84 ppb
2016-10-12161013355.34 ppb
2017-01-1117011017ND
2017-01-1117011018ND
2017-01-1117011019ND
2017-01-11170110201.41 ppb
2017-04-1217041223ND
2017-04-1217041224ND
2017-04-1217041225ND
2017-04-1217041226ND
2017-07-1217071219ND
2017-07-12170712201.61 ppb
2017-07-12170712211.80 ppb
2017-07-12170712221.47 ppb
2017-10-11171013935.76 ppb
2017-10-1117101394ND
2017-10-111710139514.1 ppb
2017-10-111710139618.1 ppb