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Acetone in New Mexico


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 Mexico

7 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)
1Los Lunas Water System
Los Lunas, NM
13,7741 of 12.73 ppb
(2.73 ppb)
2Village of Willard
Willard, NM
2401 of 12.73 ppb
(2.73 ppb)
3Vermejo Park - Headquarters
Raton, NM
1851 of 12.72 ppb
(2.72 ppb)
4Village of Magdalena
Magdalena, NM
1,0051 of 12.72 ppb
(2.72 ppb)
5Tierra West Estates Mhp
Albuquerque, NM
2,0001 of 12.72 ppb
(2.72 ppb)
6Clayton Municipal Supply
Albuquerque, NM
2,4011 of 12.7 ppb
(2.7 ppb)
7City of Santa FE Water System
Santa Fe, NM
70,0011 of 12.7 ppb
(2.7 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 Mexico

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Mexico