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Chloroethane in California


Chloroethane is a volatile solvent used in the manufacture of dyes, drugs, perfumes, insecticides and gasoline additives; it is also used as a refrigerant and anesthetic, and may form in tap water as a result of chlorination.

The Most Polluted Communities in California

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

Ranked by highest average Chloroethane level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Hollister Ranch Estates
Oakland, CA
1002 of 53.38 ppb
(0 to 13 ppb)
2Lincoln Chan-Home Ranch
Courtland, CA
501 of 21.2 ppb
(0 to 2.4 ppb)
3Squaw Valley Mutual Water Comp
Olympic Valley, CA
5001 of 20.38 ppb
(0 to 0.77 ppb)
4Dole Atwater Plant
Atwater, CA
3501 of 20.36 ppb
(0 to 0.72 ppb)
5Bakman Water Company
Fresno, CA
8,5001 of 250.33 ppb
(0 to 8.2 ppb)
6Northern Calif Youth Corr. Center
Stockton, CA
4,8341 of 260.11 ppb
(0 to 2.95 ppb)
7Santa Paula Water System
Santa Paula,, CA
28,5001 of 60.02 ppb
(0 to 0.1 ppb)
8Pillar Ridge Mhp (Former EL Granada Mhp)
Moss Beach, CA
1,0001 of 580.01 ppb
(0 to 0.74 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Chloroethane

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Violation Summary for Chloroethane in California

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in California