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National Drinking Water Database - Chemical Contaminants

Benzo[b]fluoranthene & Benzo[k]fluoranthene


Status: Unregulated - EPA has not established a maximum legal limit in tapwater for this contaminant.

Benzo[b]fluoranthene & Benzo[k]fluoranthene are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) released from the combustion of fossil fuels and waste materials; it leaches from water distribution system tanks & pipes lined with coal tar or asphalt.

 
Detected
Found above
health guidelines
Found above
legal limit
States
1
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-
Water utilities
1
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People Served
43,809
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Benzo[b]fluoranthene & Benzo[k]fluoranthene Exposure by State

Water utilities in 1 states have reported detecting Benzo[b]fluoranthene & Benzo[k]fluoranthene in treated tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies.

StateWater Suppliers with Benzo[b]fluoranthene & Benzo[k]fluoranthene contamination
SystemsPopulation
Rhode Island143,809
Total143,809

The Most Polluted Communities

1 water utilities reported detecting Benzo[b]fluoranthene & Benzo[k]fluoranthene in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Benzo[b]fluoranthene & Benzo[k]fluoranthene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1City of Newport
Newport, RI
43,8095 of 100.03 ppb
(0 to 0.09 ppb)

Testing Summary for Benzo[b]fluoranthene & Benzo[k]fluoranthene

Are tests routinely required for Benzo[b]fluoranthene & Benzo[k]fluoranthene by federal law?No
Water suppliers reporting tests for Benzo[b]fluoranthene & Benzo[k]fluoranthene (2004-2009):52 of 47,576
Average testing rate for water supplier reporting tests (2004-2009):0.5 per year