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Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene in New Jersey


Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) released from incomplete combustion of coal, wood, gasoline and incineration of municipal waste; it is a constituent of gasoline and motor oil and a pollutant from road runoff.

The Most Polluted Communities in New Jersey

1 water utilities reported detecting Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1NJ American Water Company
Shorthills, NJ
217,2301 of 10.33 ppb
(0.33 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene

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 Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene in New Jersey

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Jersey