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o-Xylene in New Jersey


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 New Jersey

18 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)
1Marlboro State Hospital
Marlboro Twp, NJ
2801 of 13.2 ppb
(3.2 ppb)
2Carriage Mobile Homes Inc
Hampton Twp, NJ
3871 of 23 ppb
(0 to 6 ppb)
3Deptford Twp Mua
Deptford Twp, NJ
26,0004 of 120.95 ppb
(0 to 8.72 ppb)
4Long Beach Twp WD Holgat
Brant Beach, NJ
2,0006 of 110.31 ppb
(0 to 0.76 ppb)
5Maple Glen Mobile Home Park
Jackson Township, NJ
1201 of 10.3 ppb
(0.3 ppb)
6Tuckerton Water & Sewer Dept
Tuckerton, NJ
6,2851 of 50.15 ppb
(0 to 0.74 ppb)
7Hamburg Board of Public
Hamburg, NJ
3,3822 of 100.15 ppb
(0 to 1.08 ppb)
8Marlboro Mua
Marlboro Twp, NJ
30,0581 of 10.15 ppb
(0.15 ppb)
9Brandywine Assisted Livining AT Colts Ne
NJ
2094 of 130.13 ppb
(0 to 0.74 ppb)
10Pinewood Estates-Brightn
Barnegate Twp, NJ
1,4931 of 60.09 ppb
(0 to 0.57 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 New Jersey

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Jersey