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1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene in North Carolina

1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene is a gasoline hydrocarbon and industrial chemical used in building materials, furnishings and chemical manufacturing. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in North Carolina

8 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

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Ashebrook Park
Gastonia, NC
2391 of 20.85 ppb
(0 to 1.7 ppb)
2Woodbridge S/D
Mt Airy, NC
2722 of 100.77 ppb
(0 to 6.9 ppb)
3Providence North S/D
Stokesdale, NC
761 of 90.14 ppb
(0 to 1.3 ppb)
4Middle Creek Master
Garner, NC
6811 of 160.14 ppb
(0 to 2.3 ppb)
5Roseland Heights S/D
Mooresville, NC
461 of 70.13 ppb
(0 to 0.9 ppb)
6Five Oaks S/D
Bethlehem, NC
992 of 140.08 ppb
(0 to 0.75 ppb)
7Dove Meadows S/D
Gastonia, NC
411 of 130.05 ppb
(0 to 0.6 ppb)
8Ham`s Mhp NO 2
Stanley, NC
991 of 140.04 ppb
(0 to 0.6 ppb)

Health Based Limits for 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene

Children's health-based limit for 1-day exposureConcentration 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 North Carolina

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in North Carolina since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly65