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Monobromoacetic acid

Harris County Municipal Utility District 158

Monobromoacetic 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.

 

19

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 25 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 25 ppb for monobromoacetic acid was proposed in 2020 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 muscular degeneration.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-08-06AC62389ND
2014-12-22AC75615ND
2015-02-23AC81411ND
2015-06-04AC94716ND
2015-09-23AD08200ND
2015-12-07AD15658ND
2016-03-28AD30675ND
2016-06-07AD39547ND
2016-09-27AD51474ND
2016-11-21AD58769ND
2017-02-07AD69158ND
2017-05-10AD83638ND
2017-08-15AD93024ND
2017-11-20AE05368ND
2018-02-08AE12995ND
2018-05-08AE25529ND
2018-08-01AE35292ND
2019-05-29AE68383ND
2019-05-29AE68382ND