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Benzoic acid in Texas


Benzoic acid a chemical that occurs naturally and is also manufactured on an industrial scale; it is used as an intermediate for production of insect repellants and plastics and as a food preservative.

The Most Polluted Communities in Texas

2 water utilities reported detecting Benzoic acid in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Benzoic acid level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Upper Trinity Regional Water District
Lewisville, TX
261 of 151 ppb
(51 ppb)
2City of Grapevine
Grapevine, TX
42,0591 of 16 ppb
(6 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Benzoic acid

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

Violation Summary for Benzoic acid in Texas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Texas