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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromochloromethane

Penn State Univ.

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.

 

37

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

24

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.08 ppb440.530 ppb - 1.92 ppb
20131.05 ppb86ND - 2.74 ppb
20140.599 ppb169ND - 1.86 ppb
20151.26 ppb220.540 ppb - 1.97 ppb
20160.768 ppb42ND - 2.18 ppb
20170.577 ppb31ND - 1.73 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
2012-08-152H150541.01 ppb
2012-08-152H150541.92 ppb
2012-08-152H150540.860 ppb
2012-08-152H150540.530 ppb
2013-08-123H120382.74 ppb
2013-08-123H120380.920 ppb
2013-08-123H120381.10 ppb
2013-08-123H120380.870 ppb
2013-11-133K13069-011.69 ppb
2013-11-133K13069-031.04 ppb
2013-11-133K13069-02ND
2013-11-133K13069-04ND
2014-02-134B13064-01ND
2014-02-134B13064-03ND
2014-02-134B13064-02ND
2014-02-134B13064-041.23 ppb
2014-05-154E15061-010.630 ppb
2014-05-154E15061-02ND
2014-05-154E15061-041.40 ppb
2014-05-154E15061-03ND
2014-08-144H14120-010.950 ppb
2014-08-144H14120-021.13 ppb
2014-08-144H14120-041.86 ppb
2014-08-144H14120-030.680 ppb
2014-11-134K13101-04ND
2014-11-134K13101-03ND
2014-11-134K13101-011.04 ppb
2014-11-134K13101-020.670 ppb
2015-02-12124469980.540 ppb
2015-08-13131851031.97 ppb
2016-02-2513917134ND
2016-08-2514804556ND
2016-09-02149755492.18 ppb
2016-11-23152826720.890 ppb
2017-03-13158505481.73 ppb
2017-08-2416629497ND
2017-11-2217077353ND