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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Brown Deer 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.

 

91

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

79

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.399 ppb1210ND - 0.740 ppb
20130.393 ppb1615ND - 0.760 ppb
20140.326 ppb159ND - 0.810 ppb
20150.715 ppb1614ND - 1.40 ppb
20160.479 ppb1615ND - 0.780 ppb
20170.524 ppb16160.340 ppb - 0.720 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
2012-06-056664860.310 ppb
2012-06-056664830.740 ppb
2012-06-056664840.740 ppb
2012-06-056664850.270 ppb
2012-09-05681562ND
2012-09-05681559ND
2012-09-056815600.300 ppb
2012-09-056815610.500 ppb
2012-12-056969680.350 ppb
2012-12-056969650.450 ppb
2012-12-056969670.520 ppb
2012-12-056969660.610 ppb
2013-03-067083090.150 ppb
2013-03-067083100.360 ppb
2013-03-067083080.310 ppb
2013-03-067083110.250 ppb
2013-06-047231700.330 ppb
2013-06-047231680.450 ppb
2013-06-047231690.490 ppb
2013-06-047231710.550 ppb
2013-08-267399000.570 ppb
2013-08-267399010.760 ppb
2013-08-267399030.720 ppb
2013-08-267399020.590 ppb
2013-12-037611150.320 ppb
2013-12-037611180.290 ppb
2013-12-037611160.140 ppb
2013-12-03761117ND
2014-03-04773265ND
2014-03-04773262ND
2014-03-04773264ND
2014-06-047945330.510 ppb
2014-06-047945340.550 ppb
2014-06-047945320.590 ppb
2014-06-047945310.680 ppb
2014-08-268134150.810 ppb
2014-08-268134180.650 ppb
2014-08-268134170.520 ppb
2014-08-268134160.290 ppb
2014-11-24833060ND
2014-11-248330570.290 ppb
2014-11-24833058ND
2014-11-24833059ND
2015-03-058467360.760 ppb
2015-03-058467351.40 ppb
2015-03-058467371.40 ppb
2015-03-058467341.30 ppb
2015-05-288621730.930 ppb
2015-05-288621720.980 ppb
2015-05-288621740.800 ppb
2015-05-288621751.000 ppb
2015-08-278795150.310 ppb
2015-08-278795140.370 ppb
2015-08-278795160.670 ppb
2015-08-278795130.780 ppb
2015-11-30895721ND
2015-11-30895719ND
2015-11-308957200.260 ppb
2015-11-308957180.480 ppb
2016-03-039080510.620 ppb
2016-03-039080520.780 ppb
2016-03-039080490.750 ppb
2016-03-039080500.710 ppb
2016-06-019239800.350 ppb
2016-06-019239810.660 ppb
2016-06-019239780.640 ppb
2016-06-019239790.640 ppb
2016-08-309425830.510 ppb
2016-08-309425860.400 ppb
2016-08-309425850.290 ppb
2016-08-309425840.300 ppb
2016-11-299614570.240 ppb
2016-11-299614560.490 ppb
2016-11-29961458ND
2016-11-299614590.290 ppb
2017-03-019755770.610 ppb
2017-03-019755790.560 ppb
2017-03-019755760.560 ppb
2017-03-019755780.450 ppb
2017-05-309941040.550 ppb
2017-05-309941030.460 ppb
2017-05-309941020.590 ppb
2017-05-309941010.650 ppb
2017-09-0510158760.440 ppb
2017-09-0510158740.500 ppb
2017-09-0510158750.550 ppb
2017-09-0510158730.720 ppb
2017-11-2910312890.340 ppb
2017-11-2910312900.350 ppb
2017-11-2910312880.630 ppb
2017-12-0410317380.420 ppb