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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Authority of Boro of Charleroi

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.

 

64

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

27

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.929 ppb169ND - 2.53 ppb
20151.28 ppb166ND - 9.02 ppb
20161.30 ppb1610ND - 2.97 ppb
20170.405 ppb162ND - 3.35 ppb

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
2014-01-134A13073-01ND
2014-01-134A13073-03ND
2014-01-134A13073-04ND
2014-01-134A13073-02ND
2014-04-144D14061-031.52 ppb
2014-04-144D14061-011.36 ppb
2014-04-144D14061-041.66 ppb
2014-04-144D14061-021.60 ppb
2014-07-144G14077-03ND
2014-07-144G14077-01ND
2014-07-144G14077-021.08 ppb
2014-07-144G14077-04ND
2014-10-134J13067-022.53 ppb
2014-10-134J13067-011.70 ppb
2014-10-134J13067-041.54 ppb
2014-10-134J13067-031.88 ppb
2015-01-1212350875ND
2015-01-1212350873ND
2015-01-1212350874ND
2015-01-12123508761.21 ppb
2015-04-1312698013ND
2015-04-13126980161.11 ppb
2015-04-1312698015ND
2015-04-1312698014ND
2015-07-1313082110ND
2015-07-1313082109ND
2015-07-1313082107ND
2015-07-1313082108ND
2015-10-12134578093.46 ppb
2015-10-12134578072.51 ppb
2015-10-12134578083.22 ppb
2015-10-12134578109.02 ppb
2016-01-11138192471.32 ppb
2016-01-1113819246ND
2016-01-11138192481.49 ppb
2016-01-1113819245ND
2016-04-11141871032.59 ppb
2016-04-11141871001.80 ppb
2016-04-11141871022.51 ppb
2016-04-11141871012.43 ppb
2016-07-1114664414ND
2016-07-1114664415ND
2016-07-1114664416ND
2016-07-1114664413ND
2016-10-10151630072.75 ppb
2016-10-10151630061.61 ppb
2016-10-10151630082.97 ppb
2016-10-10151630051.30 ppb
2017-01-1615596912ND
2017-01-1615596910ND
2017-01-1615596911ND
2017-01-1615596913ND
2017-04-1716026024ND
2017-04-1716026025ND
2017-04-1716026026ND
2017-04-1716026027ND
2017-07-1116498638ND
2017-07-1116498637ND
2017-07-1116498639ND
2017-07-1116498640ND
2017-10-1716962150ND
2017-10-17169621513.13 ppb
2017-10-1716962149ND
2017-10-17169621523.35 ppb