The Power of Information

National Drinking Water Database

Butyl Benzylphthalate in New Jersey

Butyl benzylphthalate is an industrial solvent and additive used in adhesives, vinyl flooring, sealants, car-care products and some personal care products. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in New Jersey

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

Ranked by highest average Butyl Benzylphthalate level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Middlesex Water Company
Woodbridge Twp, NJ
233,3761 of 10.15 ppb
(0.15 ppb)
2Brick Township Mua
Brick Twp, NJ
80,4941 of 10.15 ppb
(0.15 ppb)
3NJ Water Supply Authority Manasquan
Allenwood, NJ
35,6001 of 10.13 ppb
(0.13 ppb)
4Southeast Morris County Mua
Cedar Knolls, NJ
67,6571 of 10.13 ppb
(0.13 ppb)
5Njawco Swimming River Plant
Lakewood, NJ
61,9251 of 10.11 ppb
(0.11 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Butyl Benzylphthalate

Health-Based Screening LevelA benchmark concentration of contaminants in water that may be of potential concern for human health, if exceeded. For noncarcinogens, the HBSL represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse effects over a lifetime of exposure. For carcinogens, the HBSL range represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that corresponds to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 chance in 1 million to 1 chance in 10 thousand. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.100 ppb
EPA Human Health Water Quality CriteriaWater quality criteria set by the US EPA provide guidance for states and tribes authorized to establish water quality standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect human health. These are non-enforceable standards based upon exposure by both drinking water and the contribution of water contamination to other consumed foods. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1500 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.7000 ppb

Violation Summary for Butyl Benzylphthalate in New Jersey

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Jersey