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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Town of Highland Park

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.

 

36

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND80ND
2015ND80ND
20160.125 ppb81ND - 1.000 ppb
2017ND80ND

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
2012-08-081208404003ND
2013-05-30Q1301700001ND
2013-12-09Q1316665002ND
2013-12-09Q1316665001ND
2014-02-28Q1406798002ND
2014-02-28Q1406798001ND
2014-05-16Q1416672002ND
2014-05-16Q1416672001ND
2014-09-10Q1442993001ND
2014-09-10Q1442993002ND
2014-11-17Q1456140002ND
2014-11-17Q1456140001ND
2015-03-11Q1509066002ND
2015-03-11Q1509066001ND
2015-06-09Q1521043002ND
2015-06-09Q1521043001ND
2015-09-04Q1534744002ND
2015-09-04Q1534744001ND
2015-12-08Q1548795001ND
2015-12-08Q1548795003ND
2016-03-01Q1608613002ND
2016-03-01Q1608613001ND
2016-05-24Q1620789002ND
2016-05-24Q1620789001ND
2016-08-02Q16320990021.000 ppb
2016-08-02Q1632099001ND
2016-11-02Q1647016001ND
2016-11-02Q1647016002ND
2017-01-24Q1703295002ND
2017-01-24Q1703295001ND
2017-04-12Q1715262002ND
2017-04-12Q1715262001ND
2017-07-26Q1730807002ND
2017-07-26Q1730807001ND
2017-11-10Q1757963002ND
2017-11-10Q1757963001ND