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Chloromethane in New Jersey


Chloromethane is a naturally occuring chemical that forms during combustion of plant material; it may be released from the manufacture of silicone, rubber and pesticides, and also forms as a byproduct of water disinfection.

The Most Polluted Communities in New Jersey

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

Ranked by highest average Chloromethane level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Long Beach Twp WD Holgat
Brant Beach, NJ
2,0001 of 111.29 ppb
(0 to 14.21 ppb)
2Angle Inn Motor Court
Howell Twp, NJ
3091 of 50.6 ppb
(0 to 3 ppb)
3Clover Rest Home
NJ
701 of 90.14 ppb
(0 to 1.3 ppb)
4Eaglewood Village Mhp
West Creek, NJ
801 of 90.06 ppb
(0 to 0.58 ppb)
5Willingboro Mua
Willingboro Twp, NJ
40,0002 of 140.06 ppb
(0 to 0.57 ppb)
6Montague Water Co.
Montague Twp., NJ
2,1241 of 80.05 ppb
(0 to 0.44 ppb)
7Riverdale Boro Water Dep
Riverdale, NJ
3,0001 of 130.05 ppb
(0 to 0.69 ppb)
8Camden City Water Department
Camden City, NJ
50,0002 of 190.04 ppb
(0 to 0.56 ppb)
9Brandywine Assisted Livining AT Colts Ne
NJ
2091 of 130.03 ppb
(0 to 0.44 ppb)
10Brick Township Mua
Brick Twp, NJ
80,4941 of 60.03 ppb
(0 to 0.19 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Chloromethane

StandardDescriptionLevel
Lifetime health-based limit, non-cancer riskConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for a lifetime of exposure. The Lifetime health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is based on exposure for a a 70-kg adult consuming 2 liters of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.30 ppb
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.30 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.100 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 10-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic effects for up to ten days of exposure. The Ten-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.400 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 1-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for up to one day of exposure. The One-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.9000 ppb

Violation Summary for Chloromethane in New Jersey

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Jersey