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Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene in Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island

5 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
1City of Newport
Newport, RI
43,8098 of 230.02 ppb
(0 to 0.08 ppb)
2Jamestown Water Department
Jamestown, RI
3,1781 of 60.01 ppb
(0 to 0.07 ppb)
3Town of Cumberland
Cumberland, RI
21,9001 of 19< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.1 ppb)
4Bristol County Water Authority
Warren, RI
51,0001 of 11< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.03 ppb)
5United Water Rhode Island
Wakefield, RI
17,5001 of 21< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.03 ppb)

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

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 Rhode Island

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Rhode Island