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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Aqua Pa Bensalem

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.

 

32

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

13

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
20170.428 ppb3213ND - 1.40 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
2017-01-0615502547ND
2017-01-06155025111.000 ppb
2017-01-06155024631.000 ppb
2017-01-0615502499ND
2017-01-06155025351.000 ppb
2017-01-06155024751.10 ppb
2017-01-0615502523ND
2017-01-06155024871.000 ppb
2017-04-0715922366ND
2017-04-0715922354ND
2017-04-0715922342ND
2017-04-0715922390ND
2017-04-0715922330ND
2017-04-0715922318ND
2017-04-1315922378ND
2017-04-1315922402ND
2017-07-1016399561ND
2017-07-1016399503ND
2017-07-1016399540ND
2017-07-1016399528ND
2017-07-1016399505ND
2017-07-13165508841.40 ppb
2017-07-13165508781.000 ppb
2017-08-1116550895ND
2017-10-1216867056ND
2017-10-12168670801.000 ppb
2017-10-12168670081.10 ppb
2017-10-1316867032ND
2017-10-13168670681.000 ppb
2017-10-13168670201.10 ppb
2017-10-13168669961.000 ppb
2017-10-16168670441.000 ppb