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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

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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
20170.0750 ppb161ND - 1.20 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
2017-02-1015648196ND
2017-02-1015648208ND
2017-02-1015648220ND
2017-02-1015648232ND
2017-05-1116085966ND
2017-05-1116085978ND
2017-05-1116085990ND
2017-05-1116086002ND
2017-08-1116557680ND
2017-08-1116557674ND
2017-08-1116557668ND
2017-08-1116557662ND
2017-11-07170161241.20 ppb
2017-11-0717016129ND
2017-11-0717016134ND
2017-11-0717016142ND