1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane, or DBCP, is a dense yellow organic liquid with a pungent odor. It is used primarily as an unclassified nematocide for soil fumigation of cucumbers, summer squash, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, snap beans, okra, aster, shasta daisy, lawn grasses and ornamental shrubs. The major source of 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane in drinking water is runoff/leaching from soil fumigant used on soybeans, cotton, pineapples and orchards.
Some people who drink water containing 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience reproductive difficulties, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
MCL ADVISORY - ACTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Dibromochloropropane levels were detected in your water sample to exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL).
ACTION IS OPTIONAL
Dibromochloropropane levels were detected in your water sample but do not exceed the maximum contaminant level.
- USEPA - Water: Basic Information about Regulated Drinking Water Contaminants - Basic Information about 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP) in Drinking Water
- Ohio Department of Health - Private Water Systems Program - Water Quality - Organic Contaminants