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Acetone in Nevada


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 Nevada

4 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)
1Ely Maximum Security Prison Ndop
Ely, NV
1,0301 of 120.5 ppb
(20.5 ppb)
2Topaz Lodge Water Co Inc
Gardnerville, NV
401 of 317.33 ppb
(0 to 52 ppb)
3Silver Peak Water System
Goldfield, NV
1381 of 62.33 ppb
(0 to 14 ppb)
4KE TA Mobile Home Park
Reno, NV
601 of 32 ppb
(0 to 6 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 Nevada

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nevada