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Dibromoacetic acid

Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County - Sweeney Water Treatment Plant

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.

 

16

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND80ND
2014ND80ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

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
2013-10-1013101503-004ND
2013-10-1013101503-005ND
2013-10-1013101503-006ND
2013-10-1013101503-001ND
2013-10-1013101503-007ND
2013-10-1013101503-002ND
2013-10-1013101503-003ND
2013-10-1013101503-008ND
2014-07-1014071135-004ND
2014-07-1014071135-005ND
2014-07-1014071135-006ND
2014-07-1014071135-001ND
2014-07-1014071135-007ND
2014-07-1014071135-002ND
2014-07-1014071135-003ND
2014-07-1014071135-008ND