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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

North Penn 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.

 

61

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
2014ND290ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND280ND

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
2014-04-2214030715-01ND
2014-04-2214040590-01ND
2014-04-2214040590-01ND
2014-04-2214030715-01ND
2014-04-2214040589-01ND
2014-04-2214030714-01ND
2014-04-2214030714-01ND
2014-04-2214040589-01ND
2014-04-2214030712-01ND
2014-04-2214030712-01ND
2014-04-2814040582-01ND
2014-04-2914040579-01ND
2014-04-2914030720-01ND
2014-04-2914030718-01ND
2014-04-2914030716-01ND
2014-04-2914030719-01ND
2014-05-1914041348-01ND
2014-07-071425953ND
2014-07-071425946ND
2014-07-071425943ND
2014-07-071425949ND
2014-07-071425942ND
2014-07-211427975ND
2014-07-211427976ND
2014-08-041431083ND
2014-08-2514082298-01ND
2014-08-2514082297-01ND
2014-08-2514082296-01ND
2014-08-2514082295-01ND
2015-07-0213013268ND
2015-12-0913633948ND
2016-08-2314907931ND
2016-11-0215226758ND
2017-01-1115517906ND
2017-04-0515937167ND
2017-04-0515937060ND
2017-04-0515936954ND
2017-04-0515937096ND
2017-04-0515937132ND
2017-04-0515936989ND
2017-04-0515937025ND
2017-04-1915937947ND
2017-04-1915937983ND
2017-04-1915937839ND
2017-04-1915938019ND
2017-04-1915937911ND
2017-04-1915937875ND
2017-07-1216414048ND
2017-07-1216413871ND
2017-07-1216414012ND
2017-07-1216413941ND
2017-07-1216413906ND
2017-07-1216414084ND
2017-07-1216413977ND
2017-07-1716414119ND
2017-07-1716414191ND
2017-07-1716414155ND
2017-07-1716414227ND
2017-07-1716414263ND
2017-07-1716414299ND
2017-10-0916880746ND