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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromochloromethane

Emmaus Borough Public Water

Dibromochloromethane, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Dibromochloromethane and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

53

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

44

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20122.78 ppb440.600 ppb - 8.00 ppb
20131.28 ppb1210ND - 7.20 ppb
20140.777 ppb2215ND - 4.40 ppb
20152.17 ppb770.700 ppb - 9.60 ppb
20161.98 ppb660.700 ppb - 6.50 ppb
20175.55 ppb221.80 ppb - 9.30 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for dibromochloromethane was proposed in 2018 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-08-061200323770.600 ppb
2012-08-061200323811.90 ppb
2012-08-061200323798.00 ppb
2012-08-061200323750.600 ppb
2013-08-221300374361.000 ppb
2013-08-221300374361.000 ppb
2013-08-221300374451.50 ppb
2013-08-221300374390.900 ppb
2013-08-221300374437.20 ppb
2013-08-22130037441ND
2013-11-261300529860.800 ppb
2013-11-26130052980ND
2013-11-261300529900.800 ppb
2013-11-261300529900.800 ppb
2013-11-261300529840.500 ppb
2013-11-261300529820.800 ppb
2014-02-261400082320.600 ppb
2014-02-261400082320.600 ppb
2014-02-26140008234ND
2014-02-26140008230ND
2014-02-26140008230ND
2014-02-26140008228ND
2014-02-26140008228ND
2014-02-261400082190.600 ppb
2014-02-261400082190.600 ppb
2014-02-261400082190.600 ppb
2014-02-26140008234ND
2014-05-271400217881.10 ppb
2014-05-271400217920.700 ppb
2014-05-271400217920.700 ppb
2014-05-271400217821.20 ppb
2014-05-271400217862.00 ppb
2014-05-271400217840.700 ppb
2014-08-281400389441.40 ppb
2014-08-281400389401.20 ppb
2014-08-28140038938ND
2014-08-281400389424.40 ppb
2014-11-251400535780.700 ppb
2015-02-24124349340.900 ppb
2015-05-27127886970.900 ppb
2015-08-26133015731.60 ppb
2015-08-26133015729.60 ppb
2015-08-26133015710.700 ppb
2015-08-26133017630.700 ppb
2015-11-23135485730.800 ppb
2016-03-07140204651.30 ppb
2016-05-24146188340.700 ppb
2016-08-30147854730.800 ppb
2016-08-30149580660.800 ppb
2016-08-30149580646.50 ppb
2016-08-30149580651.80 ppb
2017-08-31167716319.30 ppb
2017-08-31167716301.80 ppb