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Benzo[b]fluoranthene in Rhode Island


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 Rhode Island

4 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)
1City of Newport
Newport, RI
43,8094 of 130.02 ppb
(0 to 0.09 ppb)
2Jamestown Water Department
Jamestown, RI
3,1781 of 40.01 ppb
(0 to 0.06 ppb)
3Town of Cumberland
Cumberland, RI
21,9001 of 100.01 ppb
(0 to 0.13 ppb)
4Bristol County Water Authority
Warren, RI
51,0001 of 8< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.03 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 Rhode Island

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Rhode Island