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Chloroethane in New Jersey


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 New Jersey

6 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)
1Trenton Water Works
Trenton, NJ
205,0001 of 81.61 ppb
(0 to 12.9 ppb)
2Seaside Park Water Dept
Seaside Park Boro, NJ
15,0001 of 30.47 ppb
(0 to 1.42 ppb)
3Cedar Glen Homes Inc
Manchester Twp, NJ
8001 of 20.29 ppb
(0 to 0.58 ppb)
4Dover Water Commission
Dover, NJ
27,8061 of 130.03 ppb
(0 to 0.4 ppb)
5Long Beach Twp Brant Bea
Brant Beach, NJ
25,2951 of 5< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.04 ppb)
6Vineland Water & Sewer Utility
Vineland, NJ
33,0001 of 19< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.13 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Chloroethane

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

Violation Summary for Chloroethane in New Jersey

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Jersey