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National Drinking Water Database - Chemical Contaminants

Ethyl Acetate


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

Ethyl acetate is a solvent used in the production of oil-based lacquers, enamels, inks and adhesives; hundreds of millions of pounds are manufactured every year.

 
Detected
Found above
health guidelines
Found above
legal limit
States
1
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-
Water utilities
2
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-
People Served
3,051
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Ethyl Acetate Exposure by State

Water utilities in 1 states have reported detecting Ethyl Acetate in treated tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies.

StateWater Suppliers with Ethyl Acetate contamination
SystemsPopulation
Texas23,051
Total23,051

The Most Polluted Communities

2 water utilities reported detecting Ethyl Acetate in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Ethyl Acetate level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Jackson County Wcid 2
Vanderbilt, TX
3001 of 12.77 ppb
(2.77 ppb)
2Westwood Shores Mud
Trinity, TX
2,7511 of 11.8 ppb
(1.8 ppb)

Testing Summary for Ethyl Acetate

Are tests routinely required for Ethyl Acetate by federal law?No
Water suppliers reporting tests for Ethyl Acetate (2004-2006):2 of 47,576
Average testing rate for water supplier reporting tests (2004-2006):0.3 per year