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Dibromoacetic acid

East Fork SUD

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.

 

50

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

38

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
20131.80 ppb21ND - 3.60 ppb
20145.60 ppb662.60 ppb - 7.40 ppb
20154.35 ppb85ND - 9.80 ppb
20161.66 ppb1610ND - 3.50 ppb
20179.09 ppb16163.50 ppb - 16.5 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
2012-06-041206111006ND
2012-06-041206111005ND
2013-07-25Q1304403002ND
2013-07-25Q13044030013.60 ppb
2014-04-14Q14116740032.90 ppb
2014-04-14Q14116740022.60 ppb
2014-08-01Q14333700026.20 ppb
2014-08-01Q14333700017.40 ppb
2014-10-21Q14538230027.30 ppb
2014-10-21Q14538230017.20 ppb
2015-01-28Q15033380039.80 ppb
2015-01-28Q15033380049.70 ppb
2015-04-23Q1515254002ND
2015-04-23Q15152540018.60 ppb
2015-08-03Q1529984002ND
2015-08-03Q1529984001ND
2015-10-13Q15400690023.80 ppb
2015-10-13Q15400690012.90 ppb
2016-01-25Q1603372004ND
2016-01-25Q1603372003ND
2016-01-25Q1603372002ND
2016-01-25Q16033720012.60 ppb
2016-04-25Q16164470043.50 ppb
2016-04-25Q16164470063.40 ppb
2016-04-25Q16164470053.50 ppb
2016-04-25Q16164470033.50 ppb
2016-07-28Q1631004004ND
2016-07-28Q1631004003ND
2016-07-28Q1631004002ND
2016-07-28Q16310040012.20 ppb
2016-10-17Q16442210041.60 ppb
2016-10-17Q16442210031.70 ppb
2016-10-17Q16442210022.40 ppb
2016-10-17Q16442210012.20 ppb
2017-01-18Q17028970016.50 ppb
2017-01-18Q17028970036.40 ppb
2017-01-18Q17028970043.50 ppb
2017-01-18Q17028970025.30 ppb
2017-04-28Q171761000413.1 ppb
2017-04-28Q171761000316.3 ppb
2017-04-28Q171761000214.1 ppb
2017-04-28Q171761000114.6 ppb
2017-07-19Q173009900216.5 ppb
2017-07-19Q173009900413.1 ppb
2017-07-19Q17300990017.00 ppb
2017-07-19Q173009900310.1 ppb
2017-10-18Q17538960045.20 ppb
2017-10-18Q17538960054.40 ppb
2017-10-18Q17538960024.20 ppb
2017-10-18Q17538960065.10 ppb