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Methyl isobutyl ketone in Delaware


Methyl isobutyl ketone (4-Methyl-2-pentanone) is an industrial chemical used in the production of paints, pesticides, textiles, inks and rubber.

The Most Polluted Communities in Delaware

6 water utilities reported detecting Methyl isobutyl ketone in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Methyl isobutyl ketone level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Selbyville Water Department
Selbyville, DE
1,6451 of 315.43 ppb
(0 to 46.3 ppb)
2Voshells Cove
Dover, DE
2521 of 114 ppb
(14 ppb)
3Kenton District
DE
661 of 28.35 ppb
(0 to 16.7 ppb)
4Beaver Creek
DE
3502 of 62.57 ppb
(0 to 7.8 ppb)
5Artesian Water Company
Newark, DE
201,0004 of 1310.99 ppb
(0 to 125 ppb)
6Thomas Cove
Newark, DE
3,4002 of 250.56 ppb
(0 to 7.5 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Methyl isobutyl ketone

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Violation Summary for Methyl isobutyl ketone in Delaware

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Delaware