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Ethyl ether in New Jersey


Ethyl ether is a solvent for waxes, fats, oils, perfumes, and other materials; it is used in production of industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals and gun powder, as a primer for gasoline engines, and as a medical anesthetic.

The Most Polluted Communities in New Jersey

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

Ranked by highest average Ethyl ether level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1South River W Dept
South River, NJ
14,0001 of 30.83 ppb
(0 to 2.5 ppb)
2Collingswood Water Depar
Collingswood, NJ
20,0001 of 40.14 ppb
(0 to 0.57 ppb)
3Southeast Morris County Mua
Cedar Knolls, NJ
67,6575 of 290.14 ppb
(0 to 1.7 ppb)
4Point Pleasant Water Department
Point Pleasant, NJ
19,6002 of 50.08 ppb
(0 to 0.22 ppb)
5Long Beach Twp Brant Bea
Brant Beach, NJ
25,2951 of 10.06 ppb
(0.06 ppb)
6Long Beach Twp WD Holgat
Brant Beach, NJ
2,0001 of 20.06 ppb
(0 to 0.12 ppb)
7Tuckerton Water & Sewer Dept
Tuckerton, NJ
6,2851 of 50.03 ppb
(0 to 0.16 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Ethyl ether

StandardDescriptionLevel
Health-Based Screening LevelA benchmark concentration of contaminants in water that may be of potential concern for human health, if exceeded. For noncarcinogens, the HBSL represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse effects over a lifetime of exposure. For carcinogens, the HBSL range represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that corresponds to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 chance in 1 million to 1 chance in 10 thousand. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.1000 ppb

Violation Summary for Ethyl ether in New Jersey

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Jersey