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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromochloromethane

Oakwood Water System

Dibromochloromethane, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Dibromochloromethane and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

11

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for dibromochloromethane was proposed in 2018 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-29AB82344ND
2012-12-20AC07197ND
2013-01-24AC08703ND
2013-05-16AC19781ND
2014-04-15AC50587ND
2015-10-14AD10637ND
2016-01-26AD20078ND
2016-05-23AD37761ND
2016-05-23AD37706ND
2016-09-20AD50399ND
2017-09-21AD97395ND