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Acetone in New Jersey


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 Jersey

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)
1Southeast Morris County Mua
Cedar Knolls, NJ
67,65711 of 2916.28 ppb
(0 to 119 ppb)
2New Jersey American - Elizabethtown
Plainfield, NJ
609,3872 of 89.69 ppb
(0 to 72 ppb)
3Marlboro Mua
Marlboro Twp, NJ
30,0581 of 15.95 ppb
(5.95 ppb)
4Long Beach Twp Brant Bea
Brant Beach, NJ
25,2951 of 15.73 ppb
(5.73 ppb)
5North Brunswick W Dept
Somerset, NJ
34,5002 of 34.37 ppb
(0 to 7.9 ppb)
6Point Pleasant Water Department
Point Pleasant, NJ
19,6003 of 51.65 ppb
(0 to 3.22 ppb)
7Keyport Water Dept
Keyport Boro, NJ
7,5001 of 21.58 ppb
(0 to 3.15 ppb)
8Tranquility Springs Water Co
Kinnelon, NJ
4601 of 51.5 ppb
(0 to 7.5 ppb)
9Tuckerton Water & Sewer Dept
Tuckerton, NJ
6,2852 of 41.42 ppb
(0 to 3.64 ppb)
10Long Beach Twp WD Holgat
Brant Beach, NJ
2,0001 of 21.41 ppb
(0 to 2.81 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 New Jersey

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Jersey