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o-Xylene in Missouri


o-Xylene is a petroleum-derived solvent used in the printing, rubber, and leather industries; it is also used as a cleaning agent, a thinner for paint, and an ingredient in paints and varnishes.

The Most Polluted Communities in Missouri

73 water utilities reported detecting o-Xylene in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average o-Xylene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Cooper County Pwsd #3
Blackwater, MO
1601 of 110.05 ppb
(10.05 ppb)
2Mobile Village Trailer Park
Columbia, MO
2301 of 12.64 ppb
(2.64 ppb)
3Rogersville
Rogersville, MO
1,5001 of 21.52 ppb
(0 to 3.05 ppb)
4St Paul
MO
251 of 11.49 ppb
(1.49 ppb)
5Holt Co Pwsd # 1
MO
1,1551 of 11.34 ppb
(1.34 ppb)
6Blodgett
Blodgett, MO
2601 of 11.1 ppb
(1.1 ppb)
7Bollinger Co Pwsd # 1
Leopold, MO
651 of 10.94 ppb
(0.94 ppb)
8Sycamore Ridge Subdivision
MO
251 of 10.85 ppb
(0.85 ppb)
9Pioneer Point Subd
Galena, MO
421 of 20.82 ppb
(0 to 1.63 ppb)
10St Charles Co Pwsd #2 Augusta
O Fallon, MO
1,7281 of 20.81 ppb
(0 to 1.62 ppb)

Health Based Limits for o-Xylene

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.10000 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.10000 ppb

Violation Summary for o-Xylene in Missouri

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Missouri