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Bromoform

Jackson Township Water Authority

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

 

35

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011ND30ND
2012ND70ND
2013ND80ND
2014ND90ND
2015ND80ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.5 ppb

The health guideline of 0.5 ppb for bromoform 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.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)0 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2011-08-0211 29950ND
2011-11-0111 43834ND
2011-12-0611 49281ND
2012-02-0712 05788ND
2012-02-0712 05787ND
2012-05-0112 20344ND
2012-08-0712 38101ND
2012-08-1412 40203ND
2012-11-062110396-04ND
2012-11-062110396-05ND
2013-02-053020219-05ND
2013-02-053020219-04ND
2013-05-143051124-03ND
2013-05-143051124-02ND
2013-08-063080405-05ND
2013-08-063080405-04ND
2013-11-053110268-02ND
2013-11-053110268-01ND
2014-02-064020502-02ND
2014-02-064020502-01ND
2014-05-064050518-01ND
2014-05-064050518-02ND
2014-08-054080329-02ND
2014-08-054080329-01ND
2014-08-194082011-01ND
2014-11-044110186-02ND
2014-11-044110186-01ND
2015-02-0312445461ND
2015-02-1612445466ND
2015-05-0512800769ND
2015-05-0512800764ND
2015-08-0413183236ND
2015-08-0413183241ND
2015-11-0313559584ND
2015-11-0313559586ND