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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Bromochloroacetic acid

West Sound Utility District #1

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.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

4

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.257 ppb71ND - 1.80 ppb
20130.443 ppb73ND - 1.10 ppb
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

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
2012-07-2328623ND
2012-07-2328622ND
2012-07-2328625ND
2012-07-2328621ND
2012-07-2328624ND
2012-07-2328620ND
2012-07-23286191.80 ppb
2013-07-2230130ND
2013-07-2230128ND
2013-07-2230129ND
2013-07-2230127ND
2013-07-22301321.000 ppb
2013-07-22301261.000 ppb
2013-07-22301311.10 ppb