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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

City of Aberdeen

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.

 

41

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND80ND
2015ND80ND
2016ND80ND
2017ND80ND

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
2012-02-0880959ND
2012-05-2281231ND
2012-08-0681499ND
2012-11-0681859ND
2013-05-1582176ND
2013-08-2082530ND
2013-11-1882820ND
2013-11-1882821ND
2013-12-1382873ND
2014-02-2482973ND
2014-02-2482972ND
2014-05-1283093ND
2014-05-1283092ND
2014-08-1183399ND
2014-08-1183400ND
2014-11-1883837ND
2014-11-1883836ND
2015-02-0983970ND
2015-02-0983969ND
2015-05-0584148ND
2015-05-0584147ND
2015-08-1084431ND
2015-08-1084432ND
2015-11-1784752ND
2015-11-1784751ND
2016-02-01ND
2016-02-01ND
2016-05-03ND
2016-05-03ND
2016-08-04ND
2016-08-04ND
2016-11-14ND
2016-11-14ND
2017-02-14ND
2017-02-14ND
2017-05-09ND
2017-05-09ND
2017-08-15ND
2017-08-15ND
2017-11-21ND
2017-11-21ND