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Benzo[g,h,i]perylene in Delaware


Benzo[g,h,i]perylene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) in crude oil and is released from combustion of fossil fuels and from industries including petroleum refining, coal tar distillation, wastewater treatment and waste incineration.

The Most Polluted Communities in Delaware

2 water utilities reported detecting Benzo[g,h,i]perylene in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Benzo[g,h,i]perylene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Artesian Water Company
Newark, DE
201,0001 of 73< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.47 ppb)
2Long Neck Water Company
Long Neck, DE
14,8201 of 6< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.03 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Benzo[g,h,i]perylene

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Violation Summary for Benzo[g,h,i]perylene in Delaware

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Delaware