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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Bromoform

Aqua Pa Bensalem

Bromoform, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Bromoform and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

33

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

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
20170.0515 ppb333ND - 0.700 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.5 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.5 ppb for bromoform was proposed in 2018 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2017-01-0615502551ND
2017-01-0615502515ND
2017-01-0615502467ND
2017-01-0615502503ND
2017-01-0615502539ND
2017-01-0615502479ND
2017-01-0615502527ND
2017-01-0615502491ND
2017-04-0715922370ND
2017-04-0715922358ND
2017-04-0715922346ND
2017-04-0715922394ND
2017-04-0715922334ND
2017-04-0715922322ND
2017-04-1315922382ND
2017-04-1315922406ND
2017-07-1016399564ND
2017-07-1016399499ND
2017-07-1016399543ND
2017-07-1016399531ND
2017-07-1016399522ND
2017-07-1016399509ND
2017-07-1316399549ND
2017-07-1316399567ND
2017-08-1116550890ND
2017-10-1216867060ND
2017-10-1216867084ND
2017-10-12168670120.500 ppb
2017-10-1316867036ND
2017-10-13168670720.700 ppb
2017-10-1316867024ND
2017-10-13168670000.500 ppb
2017-10-1616867048ND