National Drinking Water Database
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene in Delaware
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene is a gasoline hydrocarbon and industrial chemical used in building materials, furnishings and chemical manufacturing. [read more]
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene is an industrial synthetic chemical used as a dyestuff intermediate, paint thinner, solvent, UV oxidation stabilizer for plastics and as a component of gasoline. Air and water emissions of this chemical are associated with gasoline-powered vehicles, waste treatment plants and coal-fired power stations (NJ Department of Health and Senior Services 2000d).
Workers exposed to 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene over a number of years showed symptoms of nervousness, tension, anxiety and asthmatic bronchitis. Human blood exposed to 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene may become anemic and have decreased ability to form clots. High concentrations of the vapor caused nervous system depression in mice (American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Inc 1991).
The Most Polluted Communities in Delaware
1 water utilities reported detecting 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies
Ranked by highest average 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene level
|Rank||System||Population Served||Positive test results of total reported tests||Average Level|
|1||Dagsboro Water Dept|
|500||3 of 27||0.08 ppb|
(0 to 1.03 ppb)
Health Based Limits for 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene
|Children's health-based limit for 1-day exposure||Concentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for up to one day of exposure. The One-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.||10000 ppb|
Violation Summary for 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene in Delaware
There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Delaware