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Methyl acrylonitrile in New Jersey


Methyl acrylonitrile is a synthetic chemical used as an intermediate in the preparation of methacrylic plastics and polymers (known as acrylic glass or plexiglass).

The Most Polluted Communities in New Jersey

1 water utilities reported detecting Methyl acrylonitrile in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Methyl acrylonitrile level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1South River W Dept
South River, NJ
14,0001 of 30.83 ppb
(0 to 2.5 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Methyl acrylonitrile

StandardDescriptionLevel
Health-Based Screening LevelA benchmark concentration of contaminants in water that may be of potential concern for human health, if exceeded. For noncarcinogens, the HBSL represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse effects over a lifetime of exposure. For carcinogens, the HBSL range represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that corresponds to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 chance in 1 million to 1 chance in 10 thousand. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.0.7 ppb

Violation Summary for Methyl acrylonitrile in New Jersey

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Jersey