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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Penn State Univ.

Dibromoacetic 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.

 

28

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

5

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND40ND
20140.148 ppb162ND - 1.33 ppb
20150.520 ppb21ND - 1.04 ppb
20160.895 ppb42ND - 1.87 ppb
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for dibromoacetic acid was defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG and represents a on-in-a-million lifetime cancer risk level. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-11-133K13069-04ND
2013-11-133K13069-01ND
2013-11-133K13069-02ND
2013-11-133K13069-03ND
2014-02-134B13064-01ND
2014-02-134B13064-03ND
2014-02-134B13064-02ND
2014-02-134B13064-041.33 ppb
2014-05-154E15061-02ND
2014-05-154E15061-03ND
2014-05-154E15061-01ND
2014-05-154E15061-04ND
2014-08-144H14120-02ND
2014-08-144H14120-03ND
2014-08-144H14120-041.03 ppb
2014-08-144H14120-01ND
2014-11-134K13101-03ND
2014-11-134K13101-04ND
2014-11-134K13101-01ND
2014-11-134K13101-02ND
2015-02-1212446993ND
2015-08-13131850981.04 ppb
2016-02-2513917129ND
2016-08-25148045511.71 ppb
2016-09-02149755441.87 ppb
2016-11-2315282667ND
2017-08-2416629492ND
2017-11-2217077348ND