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Benzo[g,h,i]perylene in New Jersey


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 New Jersey

1 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)
1NJ American Water Company
Shorthills, NJ
217,2301 of 10.19 ppb
(0.19 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 New Jersey

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Jersey