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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Marshall 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.

 

7

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND30ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
20170.150 ppb110.150 ppb

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
2013-07-08OY000055ND
2013-07-08OY000057ND
2013-07-08OY000056ND
2014-07-15145217001ND
2015-08-11876311ND
2016-09-14945845ND
2017-07-2510066070.150 ppb