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Chloroethane in North Carolina


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 North Carolina

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)
1Ham`s Mhp NO 2
Stanley, NC
994 of 140.22 ppb
(0 to 0.8 ppb)
2Crescent Ridge S/D
Wake Forest, NC
1521 of 100.15 ppb
(0 to 1.5 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Chloroethane

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

Violation Summary for Chloroethane in North Carolina

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in North Carolina since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly65