Environmental Testing Services

Ethylene Dibromide (EDB) Testing Services

Ethylene Dibromide (EDB) is a synthetic organic compound controlled in drinking water under the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. EDB was used primarily as an anti-knock agent in gasoline mixtures and aviation fuels.

EDB acute exposures have the potential to cause damage to the liver, stomach, and adrenal glands, along with significant reproductive system toxicity, particularly the testes.

EDB chronic exposures have the potential to cause damage to the respiratory system, nervous system, liver, heart, and kidneys. Additionally, there is evidence that EDB may have the potential to cause cancer from chronic exposures.

EDB is often referred to by other names, including: Glycol dibromide, Bromofume, Dowfume W 85, Aadibroom, Iscobrome-D, Nefis, Pestmaster, EDB-85, Soilbrom, Soilfume, and Kopfume.

Paragon is capable of testing for EDB in drinking water by:

Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
CAS Number 106-93-4
Molecular Formula C2H4Br2
Molar Mass 187.86 g mol
Density 2.17 g/cm3
Melting Point 9-10 °C
Boiling Point 131-132 °C