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Acetone in New Hampshire


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 New Hampshire

45 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)
1Bath Village Water Works
Bath, NH
951 of 173 ppb
(73 ppb)
2Meredith Water Dept
Meredith, NH
3,5001 of 140 ppb
(40 ppb)
3Canaan Water Dept
Canaan, NH
6001 of 140 ppb
(40 ppb)
4Wood Hill Village
Henniker, NH
911 of 120 ppb
(20 ppb)
5Lydall Indus Thermal Soltn Inc
NH
723 of 319.35 ppb
(0.05 to 46 ppb)
6Peu /Pinehaven Water Trust
Londonderry, NH
903 of 415.52 ppb
(0 to 62 ppb)
7Salem Water Dept
Salem, NH
18,0001 of 115 ppb
(15 ppb)
8Hemlock Haven
Hampton, NH
2071 of 113 ppb
(13 ppb)
9Milan Village School
NH
1502 of 212.5 ppb
(12 to 13 ppb)
10Hudson Mobile Home Estates
Hudson, NH
2201 of 112 ppb
(12 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 New Hampshire

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Hampshire