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Phenanthrene in Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island

1 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
1City of Newport
Newport, RI
43,8094 of 23< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.06 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Phenanthrene

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

Violation Summary for Phenanthrene in Rhode Island

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Rhode Island