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Bromochloroacetic acid

City of Miles

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.

 

45

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

37

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.48 ppb53ND - 3.10 ppb
20132.04 ppb87ND - 4.70 ppb
20141.15 ppb87ND - 1.60 ppb
20151.74 ppb84ND - 4.50 ppb
20162.24 ppb881.20 ppb - 3.70 ppb
20171.71 ppb881.40 ppb - 3.20 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
2012-03-06AB833293.10 ppb
2012-03-06AB833312.50 ppb
2012-05-24AB90811ND
2012-05-24AB90804ND
2012-12-1212125340031.80 ppb
2013-01-2813017360043.70 ppb
2013-01-2813017360054.70 ppb
2013-04-2413048780051.70 ppb
2013-04-2413048780042.00 ppb
2013-09-09Q13067640031.70 ppb
2013-09-09Q13067640011.50 ppb
2013-10-31Q1311057001ND
2013-10-31Q13110570021.000 ppb
2014-02-27AC450501.60 ppb
2014-02-27AC45056ND
2014-05-28AC553691.30 ppb
2014-05-28AC553701.000 ppb
2014-09-23AC681481.10 ppb
2014-09-23AC681461.000 ppb
2014-12-09AC740361.60 ppb
2014-12-09AC740501.60 ppb
2015-03-10AC83701ND
2015-03-10AC83697ND
2015-05-26AC935012.10 ppb
2015-05-26AC935023.10 ppb
2015-07-20AD001464.20 ppb
2015-07-20AD001164.50 ppb
2015-11-03AD12370ND
2015-11-03AD12325ND
2016-03-24AD303893.40 ppb
2016-03-24AD303903.70 ppb
2016-05-18AD372482.40 ppb
2016-05-18AD372452.30 ppb
2016-08-02AD468561.90 ppb
2016-08-02AD468531.80 ppb
2016-11-30AD598211.20 ppb
2016-11-30AD598161.20 ppb
2017-03-01Q17089760061.50 ppb
2017-03-01Q17089760051.40 ppb
2017-05-17Q17201750031.40 ppb
2017-05-17Q17201750011.60 ppb
2017-07-27Q17312060033.20 ppb
2017-07-27Q17312060021.80 ppb
2017-11-02Q17563690031.40 ppb
2017-11-02Q17563690011.40 ppb