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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Bromochloroacetic acid

City of Alexandria

NOTE: City of Alexandria purchases water from Fairfax County Water Authority which is required to test for bromochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Fairfax County Water Authority.

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.

 

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Samples

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Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

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Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20133.50 ppb992.40 ppb - 4.10 ppb
20142.55 ppb31311.40 ppb - 3.80 ppb
20153.22 ppb17172.70 ppb - 5.70 ppb
20163.03 ppb32321.20 ppb - 5.40 ppb
20173.04 ppb32321.70 ppb - 4.80 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

NOTE: City of Alexandria purchases water from Fairfax County Water Authority which is required to test for bromochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Fairfax County Water Authority.

Date Lab ID Result