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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

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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.

 

68

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

11

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND40ND
20140.329 ppb165ND - 1.08 ppb
20150.425 ppb166ND - 1.24 ppb
2016ND160ND
2017ND160ND

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
2013-11-253K26107-04ND
2013-11-253K26107-03ND
2013-11-253K26107-02ND
2013-11-253K26107-01ND
2014-03-134C14011-04ND
2014-03-134C14011-03ND
2014-03-134C14011-02ND
2014-03-134C14011-01ND
2014-05-294E30010-04ND
2014-05-294E30010-01ND
2014-05-294E30010-02ND
2014-05-294E30010-03ND
2014-08-114H12134-041.04 ppb
2014-08-114H12134-031.04 ppb
2014-08-114H12134-02ND
2014-08-114H12134-011.08 ppb
2014-11-184K18092-04RE11.03 ppb
2014-11-184K18092-01RE11.07 ppb
2014-11-184K18092-02ND
2014-11-184K18092-03ND
2015-02-175B17049-04ND
2015-02-175B17049-03ND
2015-02-175B17049-02ND
2015-02-175B17049-01ND
2015-05-145E15009-041.15 ppb
2015-05-145E15009-031.13 ppb
2015-05-145E15009-021.24 ppb
2015-05-145E15009-011.16 ppb
2015-08-185H18116-04ND
2015-08-185H18116-03ND
2015-08-185H18116-02ND
2015-08-185H18116-01ND
2015-11-195K20004-031.08 ppb
2015-11-195K20004-04ND
2015-11-195K20004-02ND
2015-11-195K20004-011.04 ppb
2016-02-166B16079-04ND
2016-02-166B16079-03ND
2016-02-166B16079-02ND
2016-02-166B16079-01ND
2016-05-056E06012-04ND
2016-05-056E06012-03ND
2016-05-056E06012-02ND
2016-05-056E06012-01ND
2016-08-186H19019-04ND
2016-08-186H19019-03ND
2016-08-186H19019-02ND
2016-08-186H19019-01ND
2016-11-296K30029-02ND
2016-11-296K30029-01ND
2016-11-296K30029-03ND
2016-11-296K30029-04ND
2017-02-237B24006-04ND
2017-02-237B24006-03ND
2017-02-237B24006-02ND
2017-02-287C01024-01ND
2017-05-157E16017-04ND
2017-05-157E16017-03ND
2017-05-157E16017-02ND
2017-05-157E16017-01ND
2017-08-247H25008-04ND
2017-08-247H25008-03ND
2017-08-247H25008-02ND
2017-08-247H25008-01ND
2017-11-077K07136-02ND
2017-11-077K07136-03ND
2017-11-077K07136-04ND
2017-11-077K07136-01ND