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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

North Texas Municipal Water District - Bonham Water Treatment Plant

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.

 

11

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
20171.30 ppb111.30 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
2012-03-051203120005ND
2012-06-041206070004ND
2012-08-211208A51006ND
2012-12-061212342002ND
2013-03-071303267009ND
2013-06-11Q1302143001ND
2013-09-09Q1306727001ND
2014-07-09Q1427045003ND
2015-05-19Q1518440006ND
2016-07-27Q1630662011ND
2017-06-14Q17251140011.30 ppb