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Toluene in Wisconsin


Toluene is a pollutant from petroleum refineries and a chemical used in plastics manufacturing as well as the pharmaceutical, paint and furniture industries. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Wisconsin

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

Ranked by highest average Toluene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Northernaire ON Deer Lake Condominiums
Three Lakes, WI
3001 of 214.5 ppb
(0 to 29 ppb)
2Clayton Elementary School
Neenah, WI
3602 of 44.3 ppb
(0 to 17 ppb)
3Pilgrim Park Middle School
Elm Grove, WI
1,1271 of 54.2 ppb
(0 to 21 ppb)
4WE Energies 3
Bayside, WI
8632 of 93.02 ppb
(0 to 27 ppb)
5Huntington Park
Mequon, WI
6003 of 62.91 ppb
(0 to 10.6 ppb)
6Menards Midwest Mfg Admin Bldg
Eau Claire, WI
1002 of 52.18 ppb
(0 to 7.6 ppb)
7Faith Community Church/School
Fort Atkinson, WI
4681 of 41.7 ppb
(0 to 6.8 ppb)
8Bay San Company Inc
Waukesha, WI
621 of 21.6 ppb
(0 to 3.2 ppb)
9Northwoods School
Minong, WI
3501 of 21.55 ppb
(0 to 3.1 ppb)
10Seymour Waterworks
Seymour, WI
3,5352 of 71.37 ppb
(0 to 9.2 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Toluene

StandardDescriptionLevel
California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.150 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL)The enforceable standard which defines the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to health-based limits (Maximum Contaminant Level Goals, or MCLGs) as feasible using the best available analytical and treatment technologies and taking cost into consideration. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1000 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1000 ppb
EPA Human Health Water Quality CriteriaWater quality criteria set by the US EPA provide guidance for states and tribes authorized to establish water quality standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect human health. These are non-enforceable standards based upon exposure by both drinking water and the contribution of water contamination to other consumed foods. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1300 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 10-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic effects for up to ten days of exposure. The Ten-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.2000 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.7000 ppb
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.20000 ppb

Violation Summary for Toluene in Wisconsin

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Wisconsin