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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Bromochloroacetic acid

East Wenatchee Water District

NOTE: East Wenatchee Water District 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
2013ND40ND
2014ND160ND
2015ND80ND
2016ND40ND
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

NOTE: East Wenatchee Water District 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