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Chrysene in Rhode Island


Chrysene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) released from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels.

The Most Polluted Communities in Rhode Island

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

Ranked by highest average Chrysene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Town of Cumberland
Cumberland, RI
21,9001 of 19< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.1 ppb)
2Bristol County Water Authority
Warren, RI
51,0001 of 11< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.06 ppb)
3City of Newport
Newport, RI
43,8092 of 23< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.03 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Chrysene

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.<0.01 ppb

Violation Summary for Chrysene in Rhode Island

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Rhode Island