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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Bromochloroacetic acid

Town of Highland Park

Bromochloroacetic acid is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Bromochloroacetic acid and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy.

 

36

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

27

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.10 ppb111.10 ppb
20131.27 ppb31ND - 3.80 ppb
20141.59 ppb86ND - 3.40 ppb
20150.425 ppb83ND - 1.20 ppb
20161.61 ppb881.10 ppb - 2.40 ppb
20171.81 ppb881.20 ppb - 3.90 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for bromochloroacetic 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
2012-08-0812084040031.10 ppb
2013-05-30Q13017000013.80 ppb
2013-12-09Q1316665002ND
2013-12-09Q1316665001ND
2014-02-28Q14067980021.40 ppb
2014-02-28Q14067980011.30 ppb
2014-05-16Q14166720023.40 ppb
2014-05-16Q14166720013.10 ppb
2014-09-10Q14429930011.70 ppb
2014-09-10Q14429930021.80 ppb
2014-11-17Q1456140002ND
2014-11-17Q1456140001ND
2015-03-11Q15090660021.20 ppb
2015-03-11Q15090660011.20 ppb
2015-06-09Q1521043002ND
2015-06-09Q15210430011.000 ppb
2015-09-04Q1534744002ND
2015-09-04Q1534744001ND
2015-12-08Q1548795001ND
2015-12-08Q1548795003ND
2016-03-01Q16086130021.50 ppb
2016-03-01Q16086130011.30 ppb
2016-05-24Q16207890021.10 ppb
2016-05-24Q16207890011.10 ppb
2016-08-02Q16320990021.80 ppb
2016-08-02Q16320990012.00 ppb
2016-11-02Q16470160012.40 ppb
2016-11-02Q16470160021.70 ppb
2017-01-24Q17032950021.20 ppb
2017-01-24Q17032950011.20 ppb
2017-04-12Q17152620023.90 ppb
2017-04-12Q17152620012.50 ppb
2017-07-26Q17308070021.50 ppb
2017-07-26Q17308070011.60 ppb
2017-11-10Q17579630021.30 ppb
2017-11-10Q17579630011.30 ppb