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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Blue Ridge Water Company Inc

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.

 

96

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

4

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND160ND
2015ND160ND
20160.194 ppb163ND - 1.10 ppb
20170.0625 ppb161ND - 1.000 ppb
2018ND160ND
2019ND160ND

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
2014-01-074010004-02ND
2014-01-074010004-03ND
2014-01-074010004-04ND
2014-01-074010004-01ND
2014-04-024040004-01ND
2014-04-024040004-02ND
2014-04-024040004-03ND
2014-04-024040004-04ND
2014-07-024070004-01ND
2014-07-024070004-02ND
2014-07-024070004-03ND
2014-07-024070004-04ND
2014-10-064100004-02ND
2014-10-064100004-04ND
2014-10-064100004-03ND
2014-10-064100004-01ND
2015-01-055010004-01ND
2015-01-055010004-02ND
2015-01-055010004-03ND
2015-01-055010004-04ND
2015-04-025040004-01ND
2015-04-025040004-02ND
2015-04-025040004-03ND
2015-04-025040004-04ND
2015-07-075070004-02ND
2015-07-075070004-04ND
2015-07-075070004-03ND
2015-07-075070004-01ND
2015-10-065100004-02ND
2015-10-065100004-03ND
2015-10-065100004-04ND
2015-10-065100004-01ND
2016-01-056010004-03ND
2016-01-056010004-04ND
2016-01-056010004-02ND
2016-01-056010004-01ND
2016-04-066040008-02ND
2016-04-066040008-01ND
2016-04-066040008-04ND
2016-04-066040008-03ND
2016-07-076070004-01ND
2016-07-076070004-02ND
2016-07-076070004-04ND
2016-07-076070004-03ND
2016-10-046100004-011.10 ppb
2016-10-046100004-02ND
2016-10-046100004-041.000 ppb
2016-10-046100004-031.000 ppb
2017-01-037010004-03ND
2017-01-037010004-011.000 ppb
2017-01-037010004-02ND
2017-01-037010004-04ND
2017-04-067040004-01ND
2017-04-067040004-02ND
2017-04-067040004-04ND
2017-04-067040004-03ND
2017-07-057070004-03ND
2017-07-057070004-04ND
2017-07-057070004-02ND
2017-07-057070004-01ND
2017-10-037100019-01ND
2017-10-037100019-02ND
2017-10-037100019-04ND
2017-10-037100019-03ND
2018-01-038010004-04ND
2018-01-038010004-03ND
2018-01-038010004-02ND
2018-01-038010004-01ND
2018-04-038040004-04ND
2018-04-038040004-01ND
2018-04-038040004-02ND
2018-04-038040004-03ND
2018-07-058070004-04ND
2018-07-058070004-03ND
2018-07-058070004-02ND
2018-07-058070004-01ND
2018-10-238100065-01ND
2018-10-238100065-02ND
2018-10-238100065-03ND
2018-10-238100065-04ND
2019-01-099010003-01ND
2019-01-099010003-02ND
2019-01-099010003-03ND
2019-01-099010003-04ND
2019-04-059040085-01ND
2019-04-059040085-04ND
2019-04-059040085-03ND
2019-04-059040085-02ND
2019-07-059070004-02ND
2019-07-059070004-04ND
2019-07-059070004-03ND
2019-07-059070004-01ND
2019-10-019100087-04ND
2019-10-019100087-03ND
2019-10-019100087-02ND
2019-10-019100087-01ND