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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Phoenixville Water Dept

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
20170.0956 ppb161ND - 1.53 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
2017-02-0115648978ND
2017-02-0115648990ND
2017-02-0115649002ND
2017-02-0115649014ND
2017-05-0416086927ND
2017-05-0416086939ND
2017-05-0416086951ND
2017-05-0416086963ND
2017-08-0316558626ND
2017-08-0316558630ND
2017-08-03165586371.53 ppb
2017-08-0316558640ND
2017-11-0217017072ND
2017-11-0217017084ND
2017-11-0217017096ND
2017-11-0217017108ND