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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Town of Quintana

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.

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.400 ppb41ND - 1.60 ppb
20131.53 ppb42ND - 4.00 ppb
20141.83 ppb43ND - 3.00 ppb
2015ND40ND
20162.55 ppb43ND - 5.50 ppb
2017ND40ND

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

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-28AB85462ND
2012-05-30AB91225ND
2012-09-05AC00131ND
2012-12-12AC066061.60 ppb
2013-02-11AC101682.10 ppb
2013-06-10AC21688ND
2013-09-12AC300444.00 ppb
2013-11-15AC35476ND
2014-02-12AC424413.00 ppb
2014-05-06AC532061.40 ppb
2014-07-15AC597662.90 ppb
2014-11-25AC73035ND
2015-01-27AC77907ND
2015-04-17AC88764ND
2015-08-13AD04086ND
2015-11-10AD13163ND
2016-01-19AD18563ND
2016-04-11AD325382.20 ppb
2016-10-18AD535345.50 ppb
2016-12-07AD608722.50 ppb
2017-02-15AD70835ND
2017-05-09AD83286ND
2017-08-21AD93716ND
2017-10-10AE00039ND