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Bromochloroacetic acid

City of South Houston

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.

 

93

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

88

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20123.82 ppb1311ND - 8.30 ppb
20135.63 ppb16164.10 ppb - 8.40 ppb
20143.95 ppb1613ND - 6.90 ppb
20154.53 ppb16161.30 ppb - 6.60 ppb
20163.84 ppb16161.30 ppb - 5.50 ppb
20174.23 ppb16161.40 ppb - 7.70 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
2012-02-06AB802388.30 ppb
2012-05-18AB90295ND
2012-05-18AB902993.60 ppb
2012-05-18AB903095.60 ppb
2012-05-18AB902963.70 ppb
2012-07-06AB94704ND
2012-07-06AB947051.000 ppb
2012-07-06AB946873.80 ppb
2012-07-06AB946882.90 ppb
2012-10-12AC032376.00 ppb
2012-10-12AC032256.50 ppb
2012-10-12AC032266.30 ppb
2012-10-12AC032382.00 ppb
2013-01-14AC075944.20 ppb
2013-01-14AC075954.30 ppb
2013-01-14AC076014.10 ppb
2013-01-14AC076004.30 ppb
2013-04-02AC155074.80 ppb
2013-04-02AC154975.30 ppb
2013-04-02AC155006.20 ppb
2013-04-02AC155035.60 ppb
2013-07-19AC253756.10 ppb
2013-07-19AC253706.40 ppb
2013-07-19AC253768.40 ppb
2013-07-19AC253398.10 ppb
2013-10-24AC332606.30 ppb
2013-10-24AC332535.30 ppb
2013-10-24AC332396.00 ppb
2013-10-24AC332384.60 ppb
2014-02-14AC430236.20 ppb
2014-02-14AC430705.80 ppb
2014-02-14AC430685.20 ppb
2014-02-14AC430915.60 ppb
2014-04-07AC496126.10 ppb
2014-04-07AC496156.60 ppb
2014-04-07AC495826.90 ppb
2014-06-06AC562986.40 ppb
2014-08-11AC62901ND
2014-08-11AC629295.60 ppb
2014-08-11AC629001.30 ppb
2014-08-11AC629021.10 ppb
2014-11-24AC727871.20 ppb
2014-11-24AC72782ND
2014-11-24AC727205.20 ppb
2014-11-24AC72786ND
2015-01-21AC772036.20 ppb
2015-01-21AC772096.30 ppb
2015-01-21AC772045.90 ppb
2015-01-21AC772026.10 ppb
2015-06-12AC959071.30 ppb
2015-06-12AC959272.70 ppb
2015-06-12AC959001.30 ppb
2015-06-12AC958995.10 ppb
2015-07-20AD001216.40 ppb
2015-07-20AD000773.20 ppb
2015-07-20AD001053.10 ppb
2015-07-20AD001003.10 ppb
2015-10-06AD095906.60 ppb
2015-10-06AD095855.30 ppb
2015-10-06AD095925.50 ppb
2015-10-06AD095814.40 ppb
2016-01-14AD181624.10 ppb
2016-01-14AD181643.40 ppb
2016-01-14AD181634.80 ppb
2016-01-14AD181653.30 ppb
2016-04-08AD325415.50 ppb
2016-04-08AD325464.00 ppb
2016-04-08AD325283.30 ppb
2016-04-08AD325353.60 ppb
2016-07-11AD435554.10 ppb
2016-07-11AD435161.70 ppb
2016-07-11AD435223.50 ppb
2016-07-11AD435154.30 ppb
2016-10-07AD527944.90 ppb
2016-10-07AD527961.30 ppb
2016-10-07AD527954.30 ppb
2016-10-07AD527985.40 ppb
2017-01-06AD635611.40 ppb
2017-01-06AD635624.20 ppb
2017-01-06AD635632.20 ppb
2017-01-06AD635604.30 ppb
2017-04-07AD789116.10 ppb
2017-04-07AD789135.00 ppb
2017-04-07AD789127.00 ppb
2017-04-07AD789103.20 ppb
2017-07-14AD894143.40 ppb
2017-07-14AD894192.10 ppb
2017-07-14AD894157.10 ppb
2017-07-14AD894177.70 ppb
2017-10-17AE010715.30 ppb
2017-10-17AE010601.50 ppb
2017-10-17AE010562.50 ppb
2017-10-17AE010594.60 ppb