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Benzo[b]fluoranthene in Texas

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 Texas

2 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
1City of Wichita Falls
Wichita Falls, TX
18,8881 of 50.06 ppb
(0 to 0.28 ppb)
2West Houston Mobile Home Comm
Houston, TX
5251 of 10.05 ppb
(0.05 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Benzo[b]fluoranthene

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 Texas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Texas