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Acetone in Minnesota


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 Minnesota

23 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)
1Pipestone
Pipestone, MN
4,2801 of 4102.5 ppb
(0 to 410 ppb)
212 HI Mobile Home Park
Montrose, MN
3001 of 350 ppb
(0 to 150 ppb)
3Rice Lake Township
Duluth, MN
6501 of 136 ppb
(36 ppb)
4Ranier
Ranier, MN
4001 of 131 ppb
(31 ppb)
5Mckinley
Mckinley, MN
1102 of 426.25 ppb
(0 to 65 ppb)
6Dexter
Dexter, MN
3401 of 422.75 ppb
(0 to 91 ppb)
7Chisholm
Chisholm, MN
4,9602 of 420.75 ppb
(0 to 50 ppb)
8Silver Bay
Silver Bay, MN
2,0684 of 715.5 ppb
(0 to 35 ppb)
9Mountain Iron
Mountain Iron, MN
2,9992 of 514.6 ppb
(0 to 41 ppb)
10Freeport
Freeport, MN
4591 of 613.5 ppb
(0 to 81 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 Minnesota

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Minnesota