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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Ethylene dibromide

Lubbock Public Water System

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.

 

10

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
2013ND30ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND20ND

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
2013-06-11Q1302096006ND
2013-08-06Q1304984002ND
2013-12-10Q1317110002ND
2014-01-22Q1401929009ND
2014-09-17Q1445027004ND
2015-02-03Q1504173005ND
2015-04-07Q1513290003ND
2016-04-06Q1613543008ND
2017-08-10Q1734366005ND
2017-09-27Q1746701003ND