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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

City of Hereford

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.

 

76

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

65

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.30 ppb441.000 ppb - 1.60 ppb
20131.70 ppb881.000 ppb - 2.40 ppb
20141.22 ppb1613ND - 2.20 ppb
20151.08 ppb1611ND - 2.00 ppb
20161.62 ppb16161.20 ppb - 2.80 ppb
20171.31 ppb1613ND - 2.40 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
2012-05-30AB913011.10 ppb
2012-05-30AB913001.60 ppb
2012-05-30AB912991.000 ppb
2012-05-30AB912981.50 ppb
2013-05-28Q13015690012.40 ppb
2013-05-28Q13015690021.10 ppb
2013-05-28Q13015690031.60 ppb
2013-05-28Q13015690041.000 ppb
2013-12-03Q13156220012.20 ppb
2013-12-03Q13156220021.70 ppb
2013-12-03Q13156220032.10 ppb
2013-12-03Q13156220041.50 ppb
2014-02-12Q14043210031.40 ppb
2014-02-12Q14043210021.50 ppb
2014-02-12Q14043210011.40 ppb
2014-02-12Q14043210291.50 ppb
2014-06-04Q14192620022.10 ppb
2014-06-04Q14192620031.000 ppb
2014-06-04Q14192620042.00 ppb
2014-06-04Q14192620051.40 ppb
2014-08-07Q1434599004ND
2014-08-07Q1434599003ND
2014-08-07Q1434599002ND
2014-08-07Q14345990011.30 ppb
2014-10-16Q14529180012.20 ppb
2014-10-16Q14529180021.30 ppb
2014-10-16Q14529180031.30 ppb
2014-10-16Q14529180041.10 ppb
2015-01-29Q15036190222.00 ppb
2015-01-29Q15036190231.60 ppb
2015-01-29Q15036190161.30 ppb
2015-01-29Q15036190151.60 ppb
2015-04-14Q15140980041.20 ppb
2015-04-14Q15140980031.50 ppb
2015-04-14Q15140980021.50 ppb
2015-04-14Q15140980011.50 ppb
2015-09-15Q1535782003ND
2015-09-15Q1535782002ND
2015-09-15Q15357820011.40 ppb
2015-09-15Q15357820041.70 ppb
2015-11-23Q1546384004ND
2015-11-23Q15463840031.90 ppb
2015-11-23Q1546384002ND
2015-11-23Q1546384001ND
2016-02-10Q16059690101.60 ppb
2016-02-10Q16059690091.70 ppb
2016-02-10Q16059690111.20 ppb
2016-02-10Q16059690121.50 ppb
2016-05-12Q16190850011.60 ppb
2016-05-12Q16190850021.50 ppb
2016-05-12Q16190850031.50 ppb
2016-05-12Q16190850041.70 ppb
2016-09-15Q16378420041.40 ppb
2016-09-15Q16378420031.70 ppb
2016-09-15Q16378420022.00 ppb
2016-09-15Q16378420012.80 ppb
2016-10-18Q16441750021.60 ppb
2016-10-18Q16441750031.50 ppb
2016-10-18Q16441750011.30 ppb
2016-10-18Q16441750041.30 ppb
2017-01-17Q1702053013ND
2017-01-17Q1702053005ND
2017-01-17Q17020530121.20 ppb
2017-01-17Q17020530041.20 ppb
2017-05-09Q17189980121.70 ppb
2017-05-09Q17189980131.90 ppb
2017-05-09Q17189980141.80 ppb
2017-05-09Q17189980151.90 ppb
2017-07-13Q17289010051.90 ppb
2017-07-13Q17289010091.30 ppb
2017-07-13Q17289010061.50 ppb
2017-07-13Q17289010101.20 ppb
2017-10-12Q17525770041.70 ppb
2017-10-12Q1752577002ND
2017-10-12Q17525770031.30 ppb
2017-10-12Q17525770012.40 ppb