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3. What are ethylene dibromide's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing ethylene dibromide well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience problems with liver, stomach, reproductive system, or kidneys, and may have an increased risk of cancer.

This health effects language is not intended to catalog all possible health effects for ethylene dibromide. Rather, it is intended to inform consumers of some of the possible health effects associated with ethylene dibromide in drinking water when the rule was finalized.

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