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2-Hexanone in New Jersey

2-Hexanone is a manufactured chemical formerly used in paint and paint thinner, to make other chemical substances, and to dissolve oils and waxes; it may form in tap water as a result of ozonation.

The Most Polluted Communities in New Jersey

1 water utilities reported detecting 2-Hexanone in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average 2-Hexanone level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1South River W Dept
South River, NJ
14,0001 of 30.83 ppb
(0 to 2.5 ppb)

Health Based Limits for 2-Hexanone

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

Violation Summary for 2-Hexanone in New Jersey

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Jersey