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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

City of Myrtle Beach

NOTE: City of Myrtle Beach purchases water from Gsw&sa-myrtle Beach (sc2620009) which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Gsw&sa-myrtle Beach (sc2620009).

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.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20122.78 ppb1615ND - 4.27 ppb
20134.96 ppb16161.25 ppb - 10.6 ppb
20144.50 ppb1615ND - 8.10 ppb
20152.79 ppb1614ND - 5.17 ppb
20163.62 ppb16161.78 ppb - 6.33 ppb
20172.41 ppb1614ND - 3.81 ppb

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: City of Myrtle Beach purchases water from Gsw&sa-myrtle Beach (sc2620009) which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Gsw&sa-myrtle Beach (sc2620009).

Date Lab ID Result
2013-09-252130926-1210.0 ppb
2013-10-162131017-395.52 ppb
2013-10-162131017-405.86 ppb
2014-07-152140716-444.85 ppb
2015-07-222150723-252.43 ppb
2015-07-222150723-244.40 ppb
2016-07-202160721-111.40 ppb
2016-07-202160721-12ND
2017-07-262170727-211.54 ppb
2017-07-262170727-221.70 ppb