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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

City of Sugar Land

Ethylene dibromide, a likely human carcinogen, was used until 1984 as a gasoline additive and a pesticide. It affects the hormone, reproductive and nervous systems; causes testicular atrophy; and damages the heart, liver and kidneys.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND10ND
2014ND90ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND60ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.01 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.01 ppb for ethylene dibromide was defined 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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 0.05 ppb

The legal limit for ethylene dibromide, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to ethylene dibromide exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-12-03AC36518ND
2014-02-11AC42258ND
2014-03-26AC48374ND
2014-03-26AC48358ND
2014-03-26AC48352ND
2014-03-26AC48360ND
2014-03-26AC48370ND
2014-03-26AC48392ND
2014-04-29AC52083ND
2014-07-23AC60724ND
2015-01-22AC77377ND
2016-02-02AD21556ND
2017-01-04AD63015ND
2017-03-22AD76393ND
2017-03-22AD76397ND
2017-03-22AD76399ND
2017-03-22AD76395ND
2017-04-03AD78127ND