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Benzo[b]fluoranthene in New Jersey


Benzo[b]fluoranthene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) released from combustion of organic matter including fossil fuel and wood.

The Most Polluted Communities in New Jersey

1 water utilities reported detecting Benzo[b]fluoranthene in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Benzo[b]fluoranthene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1NJ American Water Company
Shorthills, NJ
217,2301 of 10.25 ppb
(0.25 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Benzo[b]fluoranthene

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 Benzo[b]fluoranthene in New Jersey

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Jersey