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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Duquesne Water Department

NOTE: Duquesne Water Department purchases water from West Cnty Muni Auth-mckeesport which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by West Cnty Muni Auth-mckeesport.

Monobromoacetic 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)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND20ND
2015ND40ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018ND20ND
2019ND80ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 25 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 25 ppb for monobromoacetic acid was proposed in 2020 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 muscular degeneration.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Duquesne Water Department purchases water from West Cnty Muni Auth-mckeesport which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by West Cnty Muni Auth-mckeesport.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-08-0614080894-004ND
2014-08-0614080894-002ND
2014-08-0614080894-001ND
2014-08-0614080894-003ND
2015-02-0412457930ND
2015-02-0412457943ND
2015-02-0412457934ND
2015-02-0412457940ND
2018-11-078110690-08ND
2018-11-078110690-07ND
2018-11-078110690-06ND
2018-11-078110690-05ND
2019-02-069020576-01ND
2019-02-069020576-02ND
2019-02-069020576-03ND
2019-02-069020576-04ND
2019-05-079050696-02ND
2019-05-079050696-01ND
2019-05-079050696-03ND
2019-05-079050696-04ND
2019-08-069080682-02ND
2019-08-069080682-03ND
2019-08-069080682-01ND
2019-08-069080682-04ND
2019-11-059110481-02ND
2019-11-059110481-03ND
2019-11-059110481-04ND
2019-11-059110481-01ND