Bromodichloromethane Tap Drinking Safe Quality Testing Report

Bromodichloromethane, we filter that.

Bromodichloromethane is a colorless, nonflammable liquid. Small amounts are formed naturally by algae in the oceans. Some of it will dissolve in water, but it readily evaporates into air.

Only small quantities of bromodichloromethane are produced in the United States. The small quantities that are produced are used in laboratories or to make other chemicals. However, most bromodichloromethane is formed as a by-product when chlorine is added to drinking water to kill bacteria. The most likely way people are exposed to bromodichloromethane is by drinking chlorinated water.

How will it effect my health?

No long term human studies are available regarding health effects in people exposed to bromodichloromethane. Animal studies indicate that the liver, kidney, and central nervous system are affected by exposure to bromodichloromethane. The effects of high doses on the central nervous system include sleepiness and incoordination. Longer exposure to lower doses causes damage to the liver and kidneys. There is some evidence from animal studies that bromodichloromethane may cause birth defects at doses high enough to make the mother sick. It is not known if lower doses would cause birth defects.

There is evidence that eating or drinking bromodichloromethane causes liver, kidney, and intestinal cancer in rats and mice. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has determined that bromodichloromethane is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.

All Epic Water Filters Products (Pitcher, Bottle Filters, & Under the Sink) have been designed and tested to remove bromodichloromethane from tap water.