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Monobromoacetic acid

Blacksburg, Town of

NOTE: Blacksburg, Town of purchases water from Gaffney BPW which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Gaffney BPW.

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.

 

96

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20124.24 ppb443.43 ppb - 5.30 ppb
2013ND50ND
2014ND80ND
2015ND80ND
2016ND80ND
2017ND80ND

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: Blacksburg, Town of purchases water from Gaffney BPW which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Gaffney BPW.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-062120207-123.55 ppb
2012-02-062120207-133.60 ppb
2012-02-062120207-144.61 ppb
2012-02-062120207-153.37 ppb
2012-04-022120403-212.97 ppb
2012-04-022120403-202.77 ppb
2012-04-022120403-193.14 ppb
2012-04-022120403-183.58 ppb
2012-07-032120705-225.13 ppb
2012-07-032120705-236.67 ppb
2012-07-032120705-246.26 ppb
2012-07-032120705-255.86 ppb
2012-10-012121002-135.08 ppb
2012-10-012121002-126.22 ppb
2012-10-012121002-115.91 ppb
2012-10-012121002-105.68 ppb
2013-01-073010004-01ND
2013-01-073010004-02ND
2013-01-073010004-03ND
2013-01-073010004-04ND
2013-04-013040003-04ND
2013-04-013040003-03ND
2013-04-013040003-02ND
2013-04-013040003-01ND
2013-07-033070003-04ND
2013-07-033070003-03ND
2013-07-033070003-02ND
2013-07-033070003-01ND
2013-10-073100030-02ND
2013-10-073100030-03ND
2013-10-073100030-04ND
2013-10-183100696-01ND
2014-01-134010030-04ND
2014-01-134010030-03ND
2014-01-134010030-02ND
2014-01-134010030-01ND
2014-04-084040030-04ND
2014-04-084040030-03ND
2014-04-084040030-02ND
2014-04-084040030-01ND
2014-07-074070032-01ND
2014-07-074070032-02ND
2014-07-074070032-03ND
2014-07-074070032-04ND
2014-10-154100047-04ND
2014-10-154100047-03ND
2014-10-154100047-02ND
2014-10-154100047-01ND
2015-01-145010047-04ND
2015-01-145010047-03ND
2015-01-145010047-02ND
2015-01-145010047-01ND
2015-04-065040047-01ND
2015-04-065040047-02ND
2015-04-065040047-03ND
2015-04-065040047-04ND
2015-07-155070050-04ND
2015-07-155070050-03ND
2015-07-155070050-02ND
2015-07-155070050-01ND
2015-10-125100048-04ND
2015-10-125100048-03ND
2015-10-125100048-02ND
2015-10-125100048-01ND
2016-01-126010048-04ND
2016-01-126010048-03ND
2016-01-126010048-02ND
2016-01-126010048-01ND
2016-04-146040049-02ND
2016-04-146040049-01ND
2016-04-146040049-03ND
2016-04-146040049-04ND
2016-07-126070056-03ND
2016-07-126070056-02ND
2016-07-126070056-04ND
2016-07-126070056-01ND
2016-10-116100049-02ND
2016-10-116100049-03ND
2016-10-116100049-01ND
2016-10-116100049-04ND
2017-01-127010031-04ND
2017-01-127010031-03ND
2017-01-127010031-02ND
2017-01-127010031-01ND
2017-04-137040049-04ND
2017-04-137040049-03ND
2017-04-137040049-02ND
2017-04-137040049-01ND
2017-07-127070059-04ND
2017-07-127070059-03ND
2017-07-127070059-02ND
2017-07-127070059-01ND
2017-10-107100049-01ND
2017-10-107100049-02ND
2017-10-107100049-03ND
2017-10-107100049-04ND