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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

City of Lancaster

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.

 

94

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

45

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.543 ppb145ND - 2.30 ppb
20130.925 ppb1610ND - 2.00 ppb
20142.03 ppb1615ND - 2.70 ppb
2015ND160ND
20160.381 ppb165ND - 1.40 ppb
20170.981 ppb1610ND - 2.10 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
2012-02-211202587006ND
2012-02-211202587005ND
2012-06-121206430008ND
2012-06-121206430007ND
2012-06-121206430006ND
2012-06-121206430005ND
2012-09-1112093770081.000 ppb
2012-09-1112093770071.000 ppb
2012-09-111209377006ND
2012-09-111209377005ND
2012-11-2912119600071.10 ppb
2012-11-2912119600052.20 ppb
2012-11-2912119600062.30 ppb
2012-11-291211960008ND
2013-02-121302416009ND
2013-02-1213024160081.20 ppb
2013-02-1213024160072.00 ppb
2013-02-1213024160061.80 ppb
2013-04-1613045680081.000 ppb
2013-04-1613045680071.60 ppb
2013-04-1613045680061.70 ppb
2013-04-1613045680051.80 ppb
2013-07-30Q13045610041.20 ppb
2013-07-30Q1304561001ND
2013-07-30Q1304561002ND
2013-07-30Q1304561003ND
2013-12-03Q13158750041.10 ppb
2013-12-03Q13158750031.40 ppb
2013-12-03Q1315875002ND
2013-12-03Q1315875001ND
2014-02-24Q14058510012.30 ppb
2014-02-24Q14058510022.40 ppb
2014-02-24Q14058510032.20 ppb
2014-02-24Q14058510041.20 ppb
2014-05-16Q14166690041.20 ppb
2014-05-16Q14166690032.20 ppb
2014-05-16Q14166690022.20 ppb
2014-05-16Q14166690012.40 ppb
2014-07-10Q14271720062.00 ppb
2014-07-10Q14271720052.30 ppb
2014-07-10Q14271720042.70 ppb
2014-07-10Q14271720032.60 ppb
2014-10-28Q14544410012.70 ppb
2014-10-28Q1454441002ND
2014-10-28Q14544410032.30 ppb
2014-10-28Q14544410041.70 ppb
2015-03-19Q1510465005ND
2015-03-19Q1510465004ND
2015-03-19Q1510465003ND
2015-03-19Q1510465002ND
2015-06-16Q1522405004ND
2015-06-16Q1522405003ND
2015-06-16Q1522405002ND
2015-06-16Q1522405001ND
2015-08-18Q1532666002ND
2015-08-18Q1532666001ND
2015-08-18Q1532666003ND
2015-08-18Q1532666004ND
2015-10-21Q1541383004ND
2015-10-21Q1541383003ND
2015-10-21Q1541383002ND
2015-10-21Q1541383001ND
2016-01-21Q1602700004ND
2016-01-21Q1602700003ND
2016-01-21Q1602700002ND
2016-01-21Q1602700001ND
2016-04-14Q16148830011.000 ppb
2016-04-14Q16148830021.10 ppb
2016-04-14Q1614883004ND
2016-04-14Q1614883003ND
2016-07-05Q1626763004ND
2016-07-05Q1626763003ND
2016-07-05Q1626763002ND
2016-07-05Q1626763001ND
2016-10-07Q1642683004ND
2016-10-07Q16426830031.20 ppb
2016-10-07Q16426830021.40 ppb
2016-10-07Q16426830011.40 ppb
2017-01-10Q1700958001ND
2017-01-10Q1700958003ND
2017-01-10Q1700958004ND
2017-01-10Q1700958002ND
2017-04-04Q1713778003ND
2017-04-04Q17137780061.000 ppb
2017-04-04Q17137780021.20 ppb
2017-04-04Q17137780051.10 ppb
2017-07-05Q17275910041.50 ppb
2017-07-05Q1727591002ND
2017-07-05Q17275910032.10 ppb
2017-07-05Q17275910011.60 ppb
2017-10-16Q17535590011.90 ppb
2017-10-16Q17535590021.60 ppb
2017-10-16Q17535590031.90 ppb
2017-10-16Q17535590041.80 ppb