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Styrene in Wisconsin


Styrene is a pollutant from plastics, rubber and other industrial chemical factories and from landfill leachate. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Wisconsin

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

Ranked by highest average Styrene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Abrams Elementary School
Abrams, WI
4003 of 45.45 ppb
(0 to 11 ppb)
2Dickten & Masch Plant 1
Nashotah, WI
9010 of 121.63 ppb
(0 to 5.1 ppb)
3Winkler School
Burlington, WI
2405 of 90.69 ppb
(0 to 2.8 ppb)
4Riverside Mobile Home CT 2
New Richmond, WI
801 of 10.4 ppb
(0.4 ppb)
5South Wayne Waterworks
South Wayne, WI
4781 of 20.29 ppb
(0 to 0.57 ppb)
6Nashotah Seminary Apts
Delafield, WI
1501 of 60.19 ppb
(0 to 1.11 ppb)
7Neenah Creek Elementary
Briggsville, WI
1105 of 100.18 ppb
(0 to 0.57 ppb)
8Auburndale High School
Auburndale, WI
4984 of 120.17 ppb
(0 to 0.78 ppb)
9Columbus Water & Light Department
Columbus, WI
4,8441 of 10.13 ppb
(0.13 ppb)
10Stetsonville EL School
Stetsonville, WI
2802 of 40.13 ppb
(0 to 0.29 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Styrene

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.100 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.100 ppb
Lifetime health-based limit, non-cancer riskConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for a lifetime of exposure. The Lifetime health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is based on exposure for a a 70-kg adult consuming 2 liters of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.100 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 Styrene in Wisconsin

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Wisconsin