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Dibenz[a,h]anthracene in Rhode Island


Dibenz[a,h]anthracene a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) released from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels.

The Most Polluted Communities in Rhode Island

1 water utilities reported detecting Dibenz[a,h]anthracene in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Dibenz[a,h]anthracene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Bristol County Water Authority
Warren, RI
51,0002 of 110.02 ppb
(0 to 0.14 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Dibenz[a,h]anthracene

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 Dibenz[a,h]anthracene in Rhode Island

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Rhode Island