National Drinking Water Database
Tetrahydrofuran in Illinois
Tetrahydrofuran is an intermediate in chemical manufacturing to produce food storage and packaging materials, rubber, resins and plastics, and is a solvent for dyes and lacquers. [read more]
Tetrahydrofuran is an intermediate in chemical manufacturing and a solvent for dyes and lacquers. It is used in production of food storage and packaging materials; as a solvent for manufacturing of rubber, resins and plastics; and as an indirect food additive (NJ Department of Health and Senior Services 1997).
Tetrahydrofuran is irritating to the eyes, nose and upper respiratory tract. Long-term exposure can lead to headaches. Exposure to tetrahydrofuran may also damage kidneys, liver, lungs and the gastrointestinal tract (NJ Department of Health and Senior Services 1997). There is also suggestive evidence of tetrahydrofuran's carcinogenic potential to humans (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) 2007c).
The Most Polluted Communities in Illinois
1 water utilities reported detecting Tetrahydrofuran in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies
Ranked by highest average Tetrahydrofuran level
|Rank||System||Population Served||Positive test results of total reported tests||Average Level|
|1||Highland Lake Subdivision|
|303||1 of 1||3.4 ppb|
Health Based Limits for Tetrahydrofuran
There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical
Violation Summary for Tetrahydrofuran in Illinois
There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Illinois