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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

City of Palestine

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.

 

75

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

42

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.45 ppb42ND - 3.70 ppb
20130.600 ppb72ND - 2.80 ppb
20143.38 ppb1615ND - 5.20 ppb
2015ND160ND
20161.56 ppb167ND - 4.20 ppb
20175.64 ppb16161.50 ppb - 14.0 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
2012-02-201202556005ND
2012-05-0312051580023.70 ppb
2012-08-161208811004ND
2012-11-1412114670022.10 ppb
2013-02-1913025720091.40 ppb
2013-06-05Q13019150012.80 ppb
2013-09-16Q1307268001ND
2013-11-06Q1311892001ND
2013-11-06Q1311892002ND
2013-11-06Q1311892003ND
2013-11-06Q1311892004ND
2014-02-13Q14044720042.90 ppb
2014-02-13Q14044720032.60 ppb
2014-02-13Q14044720022.50 ppb
2014-02-13Q14044720012.60 ppb
2014-05-29Q14184830014.70 ppb
2014-05-29Q14184830022.80 ppb
2014-05-29Q14184830035.10 ppb
2014-05-29Q14184830045.10 ppb
2014-09-10Q14434800035.20 ppb
2014-09-10Q14434800024.70 ppb
2014-09-10Q14434800014.90 ppb
2014-09-25Q1447998001ND
2014-11-20Q14569700012.80 ppb
2014-11-20Q14569700022.70 ppb
2014-11-20Q14569700032.70 ppb
2014-11-20Q14569700042.70 ppb
2015-02-26Q1507461005ND
2015-02-26Q1507461006ND
2015-02-26Q1507461007ND
2015-02-26Q1507461008ND
2015-06-03Q1520274004ND
2015-06-03Q1520274003ND
2015-06-03Q1520274002ND
2015-06-03Q1520274001ND
2015-09-17Q1536437006ND
2015-09-17Q1536437005ND
2015-09-17Q1536437004ND
2015-09-17Q1536437003ND
2015-11-09Q1544438004ND
2015-11-09Q1544438003ND
2015-11-09Q1544438002ND
2015-11-09Q1544438001ND
2016-02-24Q1607856002ND
2016-02-24Q1607856010ND
2016-02-24Q1607856011ND
2016-02-24Q1607856012ND
2016-06-22Q1625446001ND
2016-06-22Q1625446002ND
2016-06-22Q1625446003ND
2016-06-22Q1625446004ND
2016-09-15Q16381280064.10 ppb
2016-09-15Q16381280054.10 ppb
2016-09-15Q16381280044.20 ppb
2016-09-15Q16381280034.20 ppb
2016-10-28Q1646782001ND
2016-10-28Q16467820022.90 ppb
2016-10-28Q16467820032.70 ppb
2016-10-28Q16467820042.80 ppb
2017-02-08Q17055370082.00 ppb
2017-02-08Q17055370071.50 ppb
2017-02-08Q17055370061.90 ppb
2017-02-08Q17055370052.00 ppb
2017-05-15Q172009600114.0 ppb
2017-05-15Q172009600413.9 ppb
2017-05-15Q172009600211.5 ppb
2017-05-15Q172009600313.0 ppb
2017-08-11Q17350110014.10 ppb
2017-08-11Q17350110054.40 ppb
2017-08-11Q17350110024.40 ppb
2017-08-11Q17350110064.70 ppb
2017-11-15Q17587300043.20 ppb
2017-11-15Q17587300032.80 ppb
2017-11-15Q17587300023.50 ppb
2017-11-15Q17587300013.30 ppb