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Acetone in New York


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 York

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)
1Mount Upton Water District
Guilford, NY
3001 of 113 ppb
(13 ppb)
2Route 8 Estates / Moutainview Campground
West Winfield, NY
501 of 34.67 ppb
(0 to 14 ppb)
3Cedar Hollow Mobile Home Park
Wappingers Falls, NY
2001 of 24.6 ppb
(0 to 9.2 ppb)
4Mcwa, Genesee West
Rochester, NY
8002 of 23.75 ppb
(2.5 to 5 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 York

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New York