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Bromochloroacetic acid

Matagorda Dunes Subdivision

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.

 

4

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

4

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20143.20 ppb113.20 ppb
20152.80 ppb112.80 ppb
20161.70 ppb111.70 ppb
20173.80 ppb113.80 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
2014-06-25AC580163.20 ppb
2015-07-23AD007432.80 ppb
2016-05-31AD387671.70 ppb
2017-05-25AD857113.80 ppb