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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Glendale 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.

 

44

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

40

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.03 ppb440.510 ppb - 1.40 ppb
20130.348 ppb43ND - 0.630 ppb
20140.611 ppb1613ND - 1.000 ppb
20150.758 ppb880.330 ppb - 1.000 ppb
20160.710 ppb880.360 ppb - 0.890 ppb
20170.781 ppb880.570 ppb - 0.980 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
2013-12-037611550.210 ppb
2013-12-03761156ND
2013-12-037611610.630 ppb
2013-12-037611570.550 ppb
2014-03-06773486ND
2014-03-06773485ND
2014-03-06773484ND
2014-03-067734820.300 ppb
2014-06-037941260.810 ppb
2014-06-037941240.840 ppb
2014-06-037941270.910 ppb
2014-06-037941250.920 ppb
2014-09-028149961.000 ppb
2014-09-028149951.000 ppb
2014-09-028149981.000 ppb
2014-09-028149971.000 ppb
2014-12-028335850.450 ppb
2014-12-028335840.600 ppb
2014-12-028335830.550 ppb
2014-12-028335860.400 ppb
2015-03-038460270.640 ppb
2015-03-038460280.740 ppb
2015-06-038635090.990 ppb
2015-06-038635101.000 ppb
2015-09-018801460.820 ppb
2015-09-018801470.850 ppb
2015-12-028961840.330 ppb
2015-12-028961830.690 ppb
2016-03-079083450.690 ppb
2016-03-079083460.760 ppb
2016-06-019240040.760 ppb
2016-06-019240050.760 ppb
2016-08-309425670.890 ppb
2016-08-309425660.800 ppb
2016-11-309623000.660 ppb
2016-11-309623010.360 ppb
2017-03-069761680.570 ppb
2017-03-069761670.660 ppb
2017-06-059954120.680 ppb
2017-06-059954110.690 ppb
2017-08-3010149400.940 ppb
2017-08-3010149390.980 ppb
2017-11-2910312970.860 ppb
2017-11-2910312980.870 ppb