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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Choice Water Supply Corporation

Monobromoacetic 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.

 

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
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
20160.550 ppb21ND - 1.10 ppb
20170.950 ppb21ND - 1.90 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 25 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 25 ppb for monobromoacetic acid was proposed in 2020 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 muscular degeneration.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-08-13Q1305388002ND
2013-08-13Q1305388001ND
2014-09-02Q1440966006ND
2014-09-02Q1440966005ND
2015-07-30Q1529716018ND
2015-07-30Q1529716017ND
2016-09-13Q1637145010ND
2016-09-13Q16371450091.10 ppb
2017-09-28Q1747290001ND
2017-09-28Q17472900021.90 ppb