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Methyl isobutyl ketone in Minnesota


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 Minnesota

22 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)
1Marietta
Marietta, MN
1741 of 193 ppb
(93 ppb)
2Iona
Iona, MN
1611 of 120 ppb
(20 ppb)
3Grand Meadow
Grand Meadow, MN
9452 of 318.33 ppb
(0 to 33 ppb)
4Stacy
Stacy, MN
1,3201 of 47.75 ppb
(0 to 31 ppb)
5Virginia
Virginia, MN
8,9531 of 57 ppb
(0 to 35 ppb)
6Wrenshall
Wrenshall, MN
3301 of 44.5 ppb
(0 to 18 ppb)
7Shelly
Shelly, MN
2852 of 54.44 ppb
(0 to 15 ppb)
8Maple Grove
Maple Grove, MN
60,0001 of 22.75 ppb
(0 to 5.5 ppb)
9Zumbro Falls
Zumbro Falls, MN
2081 of 42.43 ppb
(0 to 9.7 ppb)
10Spring Lake Park
Spring Lake Park, MN
6,8052 of 62.25 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 Minnesota

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Minnesota