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1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene in New York

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 New York

13 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
1Crum Elbow Apartments
Hyde Park, NY
1501 of 113.8 ppb
(13.8 ppb)
2Cedar Hollow Mobile Home Park
Wappingers Falls, NY
2001 of 14.6 ppb
(4.6 ppb)
3Great Meadow/Washington Corr. Facilities
Comstock, NY
3,1001 of 90.73 ppb
(0 to 6.6 ppb)
4Baker Apartments
341 of 10.5 ppb
(0.5 ppb)
5Bedford Hills/Taconic Corr. Facilities
Bedford Hills, NY
1,1001 of 10.5 ppb
(0.5 ppb)
6Warrensburg Water District
Warrensburg, NY
3,5001 of 130.25 ppb
(0 to 3.2 ppb)
7Mechanicville City
Mechanicville, NY
8,0001 of 110.25 ppb
(0 to 2.7 ppb)
8Lake George Village
Lake George, NY
2,1602 of 140.19 ppb
(0 to 1.5 ppb)
9Hammondsport Village
Hammondsport, NY
9291 of 30.18 ppb
(0 to 0.54 ppb)
10Wild Oaks Water Company
Rockport, NY
8051 of 30.17 ppb
(0 to 0.5 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 New York

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly174