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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

City of Sweetwater

Dibromoacetic 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.

 

70

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

46

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20127.00 ppb117.00 ppb
20137.82 ppb553.10 ppb - 13.1 ppb
20144.48 ppb1613ND - 11.4 ppb
2015ND160ND
20164.87 ppb1615ND - 8.10 ppb
20173.96 ppb1612ND - 9.50 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for dibromoacetic 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
2012-06-26AB939667.00 ppb
2013-06-04Q13018330053.10 ppb
2013-12-18Q13185010048.40 ppb
2013-12-18Q131850100313.1 ppb
2013-12-18Q13185010029.50 ppb
2013-12-18Q13185010015.00 ppb
2014-02-19Q14055680041.90 ppb
2014-02-19Q140556800310.2 ppb
2014-02-19Q14055680021.20 ppb
2014-02-19Q14055680011.20 ppb
2014-05-06Q14147270063.90 ppb
2014-05-06Q14147270056.60 ppb
2014-05-06Q14147270044.50 ppb
2014-05-06Q14147270033.30 ppb
2014-08-28Q14400930028.90 ppb
2014-08-28Q14400930016.50 ppb
2014-08-28Q144009300311.4 ppb
2014-08-28Q144009300410.3 ppb
2014-11-24Q1457322004ND
2014-11-24Q14573220031.70 ppb
2014-11-24Q1457322002ND
2014-11-24Q1457322001ND
2015-02-11Q1505778008ND
2015-02-11Q1505778007ND
2015-02-11Q1505778006ND
2015-02-11Q1505778005ND
2015-06-17Q1522698004ND
2015-06-17Q1522698003ND
2015-06-17Q1522698002ND
2015-06-17Q1522698001ND
2015-08-04Q1530320001ND
2015-08-04Q1530320002ND
2015-08-04Q1530320003ND
2015-08-04Q1530320004ND
2015-11-23Q1546368004ND
2015-11-23Q1546368003ND
2015-11-23Q1546368002ND
2015-11-23Q1546368001ND
2016-02-03Q16046960062.30 ppb
2016-02-03Q16046960053.20 ppb
2016-02-03Q1604696004ND
2016-02-03Q16046960033.30 ppb
2016-06-21Q16257380037.50 ppb
2016-06-21Q16257380014.90 ppb
2016-06-21Q16257380025.50 ppb
2016-06-21Q16257380045.50 ppb
2016-09-22Q16396290067.20 ppb
2016-09-22Q16396290057.90 ppb
2016-09-22Q16396290046.00 ppb
2016-09-22Q16396290034.00 ppb
2016-12-13Q16542190038.10 ppb
2016-12-13Q16542190014.40 ppb
2016-12-13Q16542190024.10 ppb
2016-12-13Q16542190044.00 ppb
2017-02-21Q1707286008ND
2017-02-21Q17072860073.20 ppb
2017-02-21Q1707286006ND
2017-02-21Q1707286005ND
2017-05-16Q17199070045.40 ppb
2017-05-16Q17199070014.70 ppb
2017-05-16Q17199070027.00 ppb
2017-05-16Q17199070039.50 ppb
2017-09-21Q17458430065.40 ppb
2017-09-21Q17458430054.80 ppb
2017-09-21Q17458430045.90 ppb
2017-09-21Q17458430034.00 ppb
2017-12-04Q1762012001ND
2017-12-04Q17620120045.20 ppb
2017-12-04Q17620120036.60 ppb
2017-12-04Q17620120021.70 ppb