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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

Richland Township Water Authority

Ethylene dibromide, a likely human carcinogen, was used until 1984 as a gasoline additive and a pesticide. It affects the hormone, reproductive and nervous systems; causes testicular atrophy; and damages the heart, liver and kidneys.

 

16

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND50ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND60ND
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.01 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.01 ppb for ethylene dibromide was defined 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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 0.05 ppb

The legal limit for ethylene dibromide, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to ethylene dibromide exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-06-2514030479-01ND
2014-06-2514030483-01ND
2014-08-1214030485-01ND
2014-08-1214030484-01ND
2014-09-2514091904-01ND
2015-02-1012392469ND
2015-06-0912872156ND
2015-09-1513254723ND
2015-12-0813624265ND
2016-02-1613861551ND
2017-06-1316246530ND
2017-06-1316246560ND
2017-06-1316246590ND
2017-08-1816716250ND
2017-08-1816716276ND
2017-08-1816716304ND