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Chloroethane in Massachusetts


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 Massachusetts

4 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)
1Trail Ridge Condominiums
MA
1041 of 11.1 ppb
(1.1 ppb)
2East Chelmsford Water District
Chelmsford, MA
2,0001 of 80.5 ppb
(0 to 4 ppb)
3Dennis Water District
Dennis, MA
65,0001 of 70.2 ppb
(0 to 1.4 ppb)
4Grafton Water District
Grafton, MA
9,8001 of 190.01 ppb
(0 to 0.25 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Chloroethane

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

Violation Summary for Chloroethane in Massachusetts

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Massachusetts