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Phenanthrene in New Hampshire


Phenanthrene is a pollutant from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, and is also used in the manufacture of dyes, explosives and pharmaceuticals.

The Most Polluted Communities in New Hampshire

3 water utilities reported detecting Phenanthrene in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Phenanthrene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Farmington Water Dept
Farmington, NH
3,0001 of 10.03 ppb
(0.03 ppb)
2Plainfield Village Water Dist
Plainfield, NH
2481 of 1< 0.01 ppb
(< .01 to 0.0003 ppb)
3Exeter Hospital
NH
01 of 1< 0.01 ppb
(< .01 to 0.0003 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Phenanthrene

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

Violation Summary for Phenanthrene in New Hampshire

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Hampshire