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Acetone in Delaware


Acetone is a ubiquitous industrial solvent and chemical intermediate used in manufacture of plastic, fibers, cosmetics, photographic film and many other kinds of consumer goods.

The Most Polluted Communities in Delaware

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

Ranked by highest average Acetone level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Laurel District
Dover, DE
752 of 216.05 ppb
(8.6 to 23.5 ppb)
2Wilmington Water Department
Wilmington, DE
140,0001 of 113.43 ppb
(13.43 ppb)
3Pepper Ridge Park
DE
1801 of 210.55 ppb
(0 to 21.1 ppb)
4Bay Colony
Dover, DE
2,0561 of 110.1 ppb
(10.1 ppb)
5Laurel Water Department
Laurel, DE
3,6681 of 19.25 ppb
(9.25 ppb)
6Misty Pines
Dover, DE
1651 of 18.9 ppb
(8.9 ppb)
7Mallard Lakes
Selbyville, DE
9001 of 15.9 ppb
(5.9 ppb)
8Garrison Lake District
Dover, DE
6,4261 of 15.7 ppb
(5.7 ppb)
9Selbyville Water Department
Selbyville, DE
1,6452 of 34.47 ppb
(0 to 7.3 ppb)
10Milford Water Department
Milford, DE
9,8001 of 34.43 ppb
(0 to 13.3 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Acetone

StandardDescriptionLevel
Health-Based Screening LevelA benchmark concentration of contaminants in water that may be of potential concern for human health, if exceeded. For noncarcinogens, the HBSL represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse effects over a lifetime of exposure. For carcinogens, the HBSL range represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that corresponds to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 chance in 1 million to 1 chance in 10 thousand. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.6000 ppb

Violation Summary for Acetone in Delaware

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Delaware