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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Aqua Pa Bensalem

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.

 

32

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
20170.406 ppb3210ND - 1.70 ppb

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
2017-01-0615502546ND
2017-01-0615502510ND
2017-01-0615502462ND
2017-01-0615502498ND
2017-01-0615502534ND
2017-01-0615502474ND
2017-01-0615502522ND
2017-01-0615502486ND
2017-04-0715922365ND
2017-04-0715922353ND
2017-04-0715922341ND
2017-04-0715922389ND
2017-04-0715922329ND
2017-04-0715922317ND
2017-04-13159223771.30 ppb
2017-04-1315922401ND
2017-07-1016399554ND
2017-07-10163995011.30 ppb
2017-07-10163995351.000 ppb
2017-07-10163995241.70 ppb
2017-07-10163995111.60 ppb
2017-07-13165508831.30 ppb
2017-07-13165508771.000 ppb
2017-08-1116550894ND
2017-10-12168670551.40 ppb
2017-10-1216867079ND
2017-10-12168670071.20 ppb
2017-10-13168670311.20 ppb
2017-10-1316867067ND
2017-10-1316867019ND
2017-10-1316866995ND
2017-10-1616867043ND