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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

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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.

 

74

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

9

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND60ND
2013ND80ND
20140.275 ppb122ND - 1.80 ppb
20150.775 ppb165ND - 4.00 ppb
20160.200 ppb162ND - 2.20 ppb
2017ND160ND

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 Result
2012-06-19ND
2012-06-19ND
2012-11-28ND
2012-11-28ND
2012-11-28ND
2012-11-28ND
2013-06-18ND
2013-06-18ND
2013-06-18ND
2013-06-18ND
2013-12-23ND
2013-12-23ND
2013-12-23ND
2013-12-23ND
2014-06-17ND
2014-06-17ND
2014-06-17ND
2014-06-17ND
2014-09-171.80 ppb
2014-09-17ND
2014-09-17ND
2014-09-171.50 ppb
2014-12-17ND
2014-12-17ND
2014-12-17ND
2014-12-17ND
2015-03-24ND
2015-03-24ND
2015-03-24ND
2015-03-24ND
2015-06-224.00 ppb
2015-06-222.60 ppb
2015-06-221.60 ppb
2015-06-223.00 ppb
2015-09-22ND
2015-09-22ND
2015-09-22ND
2015-09-22ND
2015-12-091.20 ppb
2015-12-09ND
2015-12-09ND
2015-12-09ND
2016-03-17ND
2016-03-17ND
2016-03-17ND
2016-03-17ND
2016-06-272.20 ppb
2016-06-271.000 ppb
2016-06-27ND
2016-06-27ND
2016-09-21ND
2016-09-21ND
2016-09-21ND
2016-09-21ND
2016-12-12ND
2016-12-12ND
2016-12-12ND
2016-12-12ND
2017-03-13ND
2017-03-13ND
2017-03-13ND
2017-03-13ND
2017-06-19ND
2017-06-19ND
2017-06-19ND
2017-06-19ND
2017-09-20ND
2017-09-20ND
2017-09-20ND
2017-09-20ND
2017-12-28ND
2017-12-28ND
2017-12-28ND
2017-12-28ND