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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Whitefish Bay 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.

 

56

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

54

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.570 ppb1614ND - 0.940 ppb
20150.749 ppb880.230 ppb - 1.10 ppb
20160.689 ppb880.460 ppb - 0.850 ppb
20170.789 ppb880.620 ppb - 1.000 ppb
20180.626 ppb880.560 ppb - 0.660 ppb
20190.633 ppb880.530 ppb - 0.800 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
2014-03-06773480ND
2014-03-067734830.300 ppb
2014-03-06773479ND
2014-03-107738140.250 ppb
2014-06-037940860.760 ppb
2014-06-037940870.770 ppb
2014-06-037940880.830 ppb
2014-06-037940850.870 ppb
2014-09-028149240.940 ppb
2014-09-028149220.890 ppb
2014-09-028149210.820 ppb
2014-09-028149230.800 ppb
2014-12-028335790.510 ppb
2014-12-028335800.410 ppb
2014-12-028335810.410 ppb
2014-12-028335820.560 ppb
2015-03-038460520.640 ppb
2015-03-038460510.780 ppb
2015-06-038635070.870 ppb
2015-06-038635081.10 ppb
2015-09-018801451.000 ppb
2015-09-018801440.830 ppb
2015-12-028961900.540 ppb
2015-12-028961910.230 ppb
2016-03-079083440.680 ppb
2016-03-079083430.720 ppb
2016-06-019240030.680 ppb
2016-06-019240020.850 ppb
2016-08-309425680.790 ppb
2016-08-309425650.670 ppb
2016-11-309623030.460 ppb
2016-11-309623020.660 ppb
2017-03-069761660.620 ppb
2017-03-069761650.620 ppb
2017-06-059954100.680 ppb
2017-06-059954090.710 ppb
2017-08-3010149450.900 ppb
2017-08-3010149440.940 ppb
2017-11-2910312950.840 ppb
2017-11-2910312961.000 ppb
2018-03-0510433750.560 ppb
2018-03-0510433760.630 ppb
2018-06-0410586060.650 ppb
2018-06-0410586070.650 ppb
2018-08-3010773400.620 ppb
2018-08-3010773390.640 ppb
2018-11-2810946150.600 ppb
2018-11-2810946160.660 ppb
2019-03-0511078850.570 ppb
2019-03-0511078840.580 ppb
2019-06-0411251150.530 ppb
2019-06-0411251160.560 ppb
2019-09-0411452790.730 ppb
2019-09-0411452800.800 ppb
2019-12-0311634050.620 ppb
2019-12-0311634060.670 ppb