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Ethylene dibromide

Penn State Univ.

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.

 

183

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND370ND
2013ND280ND
2014ND390ND
2015ND350ND
2016ND270ND
2017ND170ND

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
2012-01-11120117727ND
2012-01-11120117697ND
2012-01-11120117726ND
2012-02-16120229047ND
2012-02-16120229008ND
2012-02-16120229046ND
2012-03-15120326427ND
2012-03-15120326478ND
2012-03-15120326426ND
2012-04-1012041681-007ND
2012-04-1012041697-008ND
2012-04-1012041681-006ND
2012-05-1612052909-007ND
2012-05-1612052906-008ND
2012-05-1612052909-006ND
2012-06-1212062489-007ND
2012-06-1312062500-006ND
2012-07-1812073315-007ND
2012-07-1812073330-008ND
2012-07-1812073315-006ND
2012-08-1412082833-015ND
2012-08-1412082833-008ND
2012-08-1412082833-014ND
2012-09-1312092455-014ND
2012-09-1312092455-008ND
2012-09-1312092455-016ND
2012-10-1012102218-006ND
2012-10-1012102218-006ND
2012-10-1012102218-008ND
2012-10-1012102218-008ND
2012-10-2212103849-001ND
2012-11-1612112558-013ND
2012-11-1612112558-007ND
2012-11-1612112558-015ND
2012-12-1212122033-007ND
2012-12-1212122030-008ND
2012-12-1212122033-006ND
2013-01-1613012441-006ND
2013-01-1613012442-007ND
2013-02-1313021998-006ND
2013-02-1313021992-007ND
2013-03-1413032392-006ND
2013-03-2813040299-005ND
2013-04-1613042713-005ND
2013-04-1613042709-007ND
2013-05-1413052356-005ND
2013-05-1413052373-007ND
2013-06-1913063311-005ND
2013-06-1913063319-007ND
2013-07-1613072868-005ND
2013-07-1613072869-007ND
2013-08-1413082936-007ND
2013-08-1413082908-008ND
2013-08-1413082936-006ND
2013-09-1813093161-007ND
2013-09-1813093153-008ND
2013-09-1813093161-006ND
2013-10-1613103004-007ND
2013-10-1613102995-007ND
2013-10-1613103004-006ND
2013-11-1913112967-006ND
2013-11-1913112890-006ND
2013-12-1213122192-007ND
2013-12-1213122191-006ND
2013-12-1213122192-006ND
2014-01-2314013274-007ND
2014-01-2314013279-006ND
2014-01-2314013274-006ND
2014-02-2014023098-007ND
2014-02-2014023096-007ND
2014-02-2014023098-006ND
2014-03-1114031939-007ND
2014-03-1114031944-007ND
2014-03-1114031939-006ND
2014-04-0914041378-01ND
2014-04-0914042023-006ND
2014-04-0914041375-01ND
2014-04-0914042028-007ND
2014-04-0914041376-01ND
2014-04-0914042023-005ND
2014-05-144E14081-05ND
2014-05-144E14075-07ND
2014-05-144E14081-04ND
2014-06-114F11107-05ND
2014-06-114F11080-07ND
2014-06-114F11107-04ND
2014-07-154G15039-05ND
2014-07-154G15044-07ND
2014-07-154G15039-04ND
2014-07-244G24088-01ND
2014-07-244G24089-01ND
2014-07-244G24086-01ND
2014-08-134H13112-06ND
2014-08-134H13115-07ND
2014-08-134H13112-05ND
2014-10-154J15042-06ND
2014-10-154J15044-07ND
2014-10-154J15042-05ND
2014-11-204K20058-07ND
2014-11-204K20063-06ND
2014-11-204K20058-06ND
2014-12-164L16042-07ND
2014-12-164L16040-07ND
2014-12-164L16042-06ND
2015-01-2112333127ND
2015-01-2112333129ND
2015-01-2112333128ND
2015-02-1712447051ND
2015-02-1712447061ND
2015-02-1712447052ND
2015-03-1712561750ND
2015-03-1712561751ND
2015-03-1812561752ND
2015-04-2812680441ND
2015-04-2812680442ND
2015-05-2012802708ND
2015-05-2012802702ND
2015-05-2012802707ND
2015-06-1712936529ND
2015-06-1712936528ND
2015-06-1712936530ND
2015-07-1413062463ND
2015-07-1413062465ND
2015-07-1413062464ND
2015-08-1213185092ND
2015-08-1213185087ND
2015-08-1213185093ND
2015-09-1613314592ND
2015-09-1613314591ND
2015-09-1613314593ND
2015-10-1513439556ND
2015-10-1513439560ND
2015-10-1513439557ND
2015-11-1113561175ND
2015-11-1113561151ND
2015-11-1113561199ND
2015-12-1013681461ND
2015-12-1013681504ND
2015-12-1013681460ND
2016-01-2613801543ND
2016-01-2613801495ND
2016-01-2613801519ND
2016-02-2313917085ND
2016-02-2313917057ND
2016-02-2313917086ND
2016-03-1614032281ND
2016-03-1614032282ND
2016-03-1614032283ND
2016-04-2014163571ND
2016-04-2014163543ND
2016-04-2014163572ND
2016-05-1814312879ND
2016-05-1814312923ND
2016-05-1814312880ND
2016-06-2114471205ND
2016-06-2114471249ND
2016-06-2114471204ND
2016-07-1914636446ND
2016-07-1914636416ND
2016-07-1914636447ND
2016-08-2314804523ND
2016-08-2314804473ND
2016-08-2314804498ND
2016-09-2814975862ND
2016-09-2814975907ND
2016-09-2814975863ND
2017-01-1715573218ND
2017-01-1715573219ND
2017-01-1815573188ND
2017-02-2315709631ND
2017-02-2315709632ND
2017-03-2315850693ND
2017-03-2815850821ND
2017-04-1816001561ND
2017-04-1816001562ND
2017-05-2416159264ND
2017-05-2416159266ND
2017-06-2816321136ND
2017-07-1216473300ND
2017-08-0316629419ND
2017-09-2016787156ND
2017-10-3116937418ND
2017-12-1917217464ND