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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Northampton Bucks County Municipal Authority

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.

 

16

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
2017ND160ND

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
2017-01-1715504106ND
2017-01-1715504118ND
2017-01-1715504130ND
2017-01-1715504142ND
2017-04-1215923510ND
2017-04-1215923522ND
2017-04-1215923534ND
2017-04-1215923546ND
2017-07-1716552155ND
2017-07-1716552161ND
2017-07-1716552167ND
2017-07-1716552173ND
2017-10-1616868165ND
2017-10-1616868177ND
2017-10-1616868189ND
2017-10-1616868201ND