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n-Propylbenzene in North Carolina


n-Propylbenzene is a solvent used in textile dyeing and printing, a pollutant from asphalt and landfill leachate, and a constituent of petroleum and coal.

The Most Polluted Communities in North Carolina

7 water utilities reported detecting n-Propylbenzene in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average n-Propylbenzene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Ashebrook Park
Gastonia, NC
2391 of 20.7 ppb
(0 to 1.4 ppb)
2Woodbridge S/D
Mt Airy, NC
2722 of 100.45 ppb
(0 to 3.8 ppb)
3Providence North S/D
Stokesdale, NC
761 of 90.13 ppb
(0 to 1.2 ppb)
4Dove Meadows S/D
Gastonia, NC
412 of 130.08 ppb
(0 to 0.6 ppb)
5Roseland Heights S/D
Mooresville, NC
461 of 60.07 ppb
(0 to 0.4 ppb)
6Five Oaks S/D
Bethlehem, NC
992 of 150.05 ppb
(0 to 0.45 ppb)
7Monticello Estates
Greensboro, NC
1911 of 140.04 ppb
(0 to 0.5 ppb)

Health Based Limits for n-Propylbenzene

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Violation Summary for n-Propylbenzene in North Carolina

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in North Carolina since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly65