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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

City of Kirkland

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.

 

92

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

2

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND120ND
2013ND160ND
2014ND160ND
20150.159 ppb162ND - 1.31 ppb
2016ND160ND
2017ND160ND

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
2012-04-1606707ND
2012-04-1606706ND
2012-04-1606708ND
2012-04-1606709ND
2012-07-1613137ND
2012-07-1613138ND
2012-07-1613135ND
2012-07-1613136ND
2012-10-1519419ND
2012-10-1519420ND
2012-10-1519421ND
2012-10-1519422ND
2013-01-2201337ND
2013-01-2201339ND
2013-01-2201340ND
2013-01-2201338ND
2013-04-1507783ND
2013-04-1507785ND
2013-04-1507784ND
2013-04-1507782ND
2013-07-1814643ND
2013-07-1814641ND
2013-07-1814640ND
2013-07-1814642ND
2013-10-2121460ND
2013-10-2121462ND
2013-10-2121459ND
2013-10-2121461ND
2014-01-2201336ND
2014-01-2201334ND
2014-01-2201337ND
2014-01-2201335ND
2014-04-2207023ND
2014-04-2207024ND
2014-04-2207026ND
2014-04-2207025ND
2014-07-2213067ND
2014-07-2213065ND
2014-07-2213066ND
2014-07-2213068ND
2014-10-2019828ND
2014-10-2019830ND
2014-10-2019829ND
2014-10-2019831ND
2015-01-2225703ND
2015-01-2225701ND
2015-01-2225704ND
2015-01-2225702ND
2015-04-2194102ND
2015-04-2194101ND
2015-04-2194104ND
2015-04-2194103ND
2015-07-2048703ND
2015-07-2048702ND
2015-07-2048701ND
2015-07-2048704ND
2015-10-19259041.24 ppb
2015-10-1925901ND
2015-10-19259021.31 ppb
2015-10-1925903ND
2016-01-19ND
2016-01-19ND
2016-01-19ND
2016-01-19ND
2016-04-19ND
2016-04-19ND
2016-04-19ND
2016-04-19ND
2016-07-18ND
2016-07-18ND
2016-07-18ND
2016-07-18ND
2016-10-17ND
2016-10-17ND
2016-10-17ND
2016-10-17ND
2017-01-17ND
2017-01-17ND
2017-01-17ND
2017-01-17ND
2017-04-17ND
2017-04-17ND
2017-04-17ND
2017-04-17ND
2017-07-17ND
2017-07-17ND
2017-07-17ND
2017-07-17ND
2017-10-11ND
2017-10-11ND
2017-10-11ND
2017-10-11ND