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Chloroethane in Minnesota

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 Minnesota

5 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
Leroy, MN
9251 of 10.6 ppb
(0.6 ppb)
2Joint Powers Board System
Albertville, MN
18,0001 of 70.41 ppb
(0 to 2.9 ppb)
3Olmsted County Waste-To-Energy
Rochester, MN
7001 of 50.24 ppb
(0 to 1.2 ppb)
Fertile, MN
8661 of 50.1 ppb
(0 to 0.5 ppb)
Elk River, MN
3,5001 of 100.07 ppb
(0 to 0.7 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Chloroethane

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

Violation Summary for Chloroethane in Minnesota

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Minnesota