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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Bromochloroacetic acid

Chelan County PUD 1

NOTE: Chelan County PUD 1 purchases water from City of Wenatchee which is required to test for bromochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Wenatchee.

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.

 

0

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND130ND
2015ND120ND
2016ND120ND
2017ND40ND

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: Chelan County PUD 1 purchases water from City of Wenatchee which is required to test for bromochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Wenatchee.

Date Lab ID Result