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Chloroethane in Delaware


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 Delaware

2 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)
1Deer Meadows
DE
2852 of 140.1 ppb
(0 to 0.79 ppb)
2Millsboro Water Department
Millsboro, DE
2,3001 of 93< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.08 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Chloroethane

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

Violation Summary for Chloroethane in Delaware

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Delaware