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Phenanthrene in Texas


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 Texas

2 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)
1City of Brenham
Brenham, TX
1,2001 of 50.12 ppb
(0 to 0.6 ppb)
2City of Bryson
Bryson, TX
5401 of 30.05 ppb
(0 to 0.16 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Phenanthrene

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

Violation Summary for Phenanthrene in Texas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Texas