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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Belleville Waterworks

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.

 

6

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

4

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND10ND
20150.210 ppb110.210 ppb
20160.170 ppb110.170 ppb
20170.240 ppb110.240 ppb
20180.150 ppb110.150 ppb
2019ND10ND

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
2014-07-28806395ND
2015-09-108824300.210 ppb
2016-08-299419040.170 ppb
2017-09-2010197250.240 ppb
2018-09-1910818760.150 ppb
2019-08-271143954ND