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Methyl ethyl ketone

Methyl ethyl ketone is a synthetic chemical used as a solvent for paints, coatings, adhesives, printing inks, and other industrial and consumer goods; it occurs naturally in some vegetation and forms during ozonation of drinking water.
 
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
0 days
Test Days Exceeding Legal LimitsNumber of days in which the samples taken in that day exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (Depending on the contaminant and its MCL, that may or may not trigger an MCL violation. Some MCLs are based on averages spanning several months to a year)
0 days
Test DaysNumber of days in which this chemical has reported results in the data we received from the State
250 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
3,719 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Methyl ethyl ketoneMethyl ethyl ketone is a synthetic chemical used as a solvent for paints, coatings, adhesives, printing inks, and other industrial and consumer goods; it occurs naturally in some vegetation and forms during ozonation of drinking water. <0.01 ppb
1 ppb
No
4000 ppb
Legal at any levelThis is the Federal Limit. State Limits may be lower.
NOTE: Each dot in the above graph represents one month.
* Water utilities are noted as exceeding the legal limit if any test is above the maximum contaminant level (MCL). Most MCLs are based on annual averages so exceeding the MCL for one test does not necessarily indicate that the system is out of compliance.

Health Based and Legal Limits for Methyl ethyl ketone

Health Based Limits for Methyl ethyl ketone

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.4000 ppb
Health-Based Screening LevelA benchmark concentration of contaminants in water that may be of potential concern for human health, if exceeded. For noncarcinogens, the HBSL represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse effects over a lifetime of exposure. For carcinogens, the HBSL range represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that corresponds to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 chance in 1 million to 1 chance in 10 thousand. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.4000 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.7500 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.20000 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.75000 ppb

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2008-08-140 ppb770 ppb
2008-08-130 ppb19190 ppb
2008-08-120 ppb990 ppb
2008-08-070 ppb990 ppb
2008-08-060 ppb19190 ppb
2008-08-051 ppb870 to 8 ppb
2008-07-300 ppb770 ppb
2008-07-290 ppb19190 ppb
2008-07-280 ppb990 ppb
2008-07-230 ppb770 ppb
2008-07-220 ppb28280 ppb
2008-07-160 ppb770 ppb
2008-07-150 ppb28280 ppb
2008-07-090 ppb880 ppb
2008-07-080 ppb28280 ppb
2008-07-020 ppb26260 ppb
2008-07-010 ppb990 ppb
2008-06-240 ppb35350 ppb
2008-06-170 ppb16160 ppb
2008-06-130 ppb990 ppb
2008-06-100 ppb26260 ppb
2008-06-050 ppb330 ppb
2008-06-030 ppb24240 ppb
2008-05-270 ppb28280 ppb
2008-05-210 ppb25250 ppb
2008-05-140 ppb34340 ppb
2008-05-060 ppb36360 ppb
2008-04-280 ppb35350 ppb
2008-04-220 ppb32320 ppb
2008-04-160 ppb550 ppb
2008-04-150 ppb28280 ppb
2008-04-080 ppb28280 ppb
2008-04-020 ppb28280 ppb
2008-03-250 ppb35350 ppb
2008-03-180 ppb28280 ppb
2008-03-120 ppb770 ppb
2008-03-040 ppb35350 ppb
2008-02-260 ppb35350 ppb
2008-02-210 ppb35350 ppb
2008-02-120 ppb35350 ppb
2008-02-050 ppb36360 ppb
2008-01-300 ppb35350 ppb
2008-01-220 ppb26260 ppb
2008-01-180 ppb990 ppb
2008-01-160 ppb770 ppb
2008-01-070 ppb36360 ppb
2008-01-030 ppb35350 ppb
2007-12-270 ppb16160 ppb
2007-12-190 ppb26260 ppb
2007-12-110 ppb990 ppb
2007-12-060 ppb28280 ppb
2007-11-270 ppb35350 ppb
2007-11-200 ppb990 ppb
2007-11-140 ppb36360 ppb
2007-11-060 ppb36360 ppb
2007-11-020 ppb990 ppb
2007-10-310 ppb19190 ppb
2007-10-300 ppb990 ppb
2007-10-220 ppb28280 ppb
2007-10-160 ppb28280 ppb
2007-10-090 ppb26260 ppb
2007-10-030 ppb880 ppb
2007-10-020 ppb16160 ppb
2007-09-250 ppb16160 ppb
2007-09-180 ppb35350 ppb
2007-09-110 ppb16160 ppb
2007-09-050 ppb36360 ppb
2007-08-280 ppb35350 ppb
2007-08-210 ppb35350 ppb
2007-08-140 ppb35350 ppb
2007-08-070 ppb35350 ppb
2007-08-030 ppb990 ppb
2007-08-010 ppb27270 ppb
2007-07-250 ppb27270 ppb
2007-07-200 ppb660 ppb
2007-07-170 ppb21210 ppb
2007-07-100 ppb18180 ppb
2007-07-030 ppb880 ppb
2007-07-020 ppb23230 ppb
2007-06-260 ppb24240 ppb
2007-06-250 ppb770 ppb
2007-06-220 ppb550 ppb
2007-06-200 ppb26260 ppb
2007-06-120 ppb26260 ppb
2007-06-050 ppb27270 ppb
2007-06-040 ppb550 ppb
2007-05-290 ppb28280 ppb
2007-05-220 ppb28280 ppb
2007-05-150 ppb28280 ppb
2007-05-080 ppb28280 ppb
2007-05-010 ppb29290 ppb
2007-04-240 ppb28280 ppb
2007-04-170 ppb28280 ppb
2007-04-100 ppb28280 ppb
2007-04-030 ppb29290 ppb
2007-03-280 ppb550 ppb
2007-03-270 ppb25250 ppb
2007-03-200 ppb25250 ppb
2007-03-130 ppb26260 ppb
2007-03-060 ppb27270 ppb
2007-03-010 ppb26260 ppb
2007-02-200 ppb26260 ppb
2007-02-130 ppb31310 ppb
2007-02-090 ppb550 ppb
2007-02-060 ppb34340 ppb
2007-01-300 ppb31310 ppb
2007-01-230 ppb31310 ppb
2007-01-160 ppb31310 ppb
2007-01-090 ppb34340 ppb
2007-01-030 ppb26260 ppb
2006-12-260 ppb26260 ppb
2006-12-190 ppb26260 ppb
2006-12-120 ppb26260 ppb
2006-12-050 ppb27270 ppb
2006-11-290 ppb25250 ppb
2006-11-210 ppb25250 ppb
2006-11-140 ppb32320 ppb
2006-11-100 ppb110 ppb
2006-11-090 ppb770 ppb
2006-11-070 ppb19190 ppb
2006-10-310 ppb27270 ppb
2006-10-240 ppb25250 ppb
2006-10-170 ppb20200 ppb
2006-10-100 ppb20200 ppb
2006-10-050 ppb110 ppb
2006-10-030 ppb20200 ppb
2006-10-020 ppb660 ppb
2006-09-260 ppb19190 ppb
2006-09-190 ppb27270 ppb
2006-09-120 ppb18180 ppb
2006-09-050 ppb18180 ppb
2006-08-310 ppb220 ppb
2006-08-290 ppb16160 ppb
2006-08-220 ppb10100 ppb
2006-08-150 ppb10100 ppb
2006-08-080 ppb10100 ppb
2006-08-030 ppb550 ppb
2006-08-010 ppb770 ppb
2006-07-250 ppb770 ppb
2006-07-180 ppb12120 ppb
2006-07-110 ppb12120 ppb
2006-07-030 ppb14140 ppb
2006-06-260 ppb12120 ppb
2006-06-200 ppb12120 ppb
2006-06-160 ppb880 ppb
2006-06-130 ppb12120 ppb
2006-06-060 ppb14140 ppb
2006-05-300 ppb13130 ppb
2006-05-220 ppb13130 ppb
2006-05-160 ppb13130 ppb
2006-05-110 ppb110 ppb
2006-05-090 ppb12120 ppb
2006-05-020 ppb22220 ppb
2006-04-250 ppb13130 ppb
2006-04-180 ppb13130 ppb
2006-04-110 ppb660 ppb
2006-04-040 ppb15150 ppb
2006-03-290 ppb110 ppb
2006-03-220 ppb110 ppb
2006-03-210 ppb330 ppb
2006-03-140 ppb11110 ppb
2006-03-080 ppb550 ppb
2006-03-070 ppb15150 ppb
2006-02-270 ppb11110 ppb
2006-02-210 ppb11110 ppb
2006-02-140 ppb11110 ppb
2006-02-070 ppb20200 ppb
2006-02-020 ppb770 ppb
2006-01-310 ppb880 ppb
2006-01-240 ppb11110 ppb
2006-01-170 ppb11110 ppb
2006-01-100 ppb12120 ppb
2006-01-060 ppb330 ppb
2006-01-040 ppb770 ppb
2005-12-280 ppb10100 ppb
2005-12-200 ppb10100 ppb
2005-12-130 ppb10100 ppb
2005-12-060 ppb12120 ppb
2005-11-290 ppb10100 ppb
2005-11-220 ppb10100 ppb
2005-11-150 ppb10100 ppb
2005-11-080 ppb880 ppb
2005-11-010 ppb20200 ppb
2005-10-270 ppb110 ppb
2005-10-250 ppb10100 ppb
2005-10-190 ppb11110 ppb
2005-10-100 ppb11110 ppb
2005-10-040 ppb20200 ppb
2005-09-270 ppb550 ppb
2005-09-210 ppb550 ppb
2005-09-130 ppb550 ppb
2005-09-070 ppb20200 ppb
2005-08-300 ppb220 ppb
2005-08-230 ppb220 ppb
2005-08-160 ppb220 ppb
2005-08-090 ppb220 ppb
2005-08-020 ppb15150 ppb
2005-07-260 ppb220 ppb
2005-07-190 ppb220 ppb
2005-07-120 ppb220 ppb
2005-07-050 ppb15150 ppb
2005-06-270 ppb220 ppb
2005-06-200 ppb220 ppb
2005-06-150 ppb990 ppb
2005-06-070 ppb880 ppb
2005-05-310 ppb110 ppb
2005-05-240 ppb110 ppb
2005-05-170 ppb110 ppb
2005-05-110 ppb110 ppb
2005-05-030 ppb770 ppb
2005-04-260 ppb110 ppb
2005-04-190 ppb110 ppb
2005-04-120 ppb110 ppb
2005-04-050 ppb770 ppb
2005-03-290 ppb110 ppb
2005-03-220 ppb110 ppb
2005-03-150 ppb110 ppb
2005-03-070 ppb110 ppb
2005-03-010 ppb770 ppb
2005-02-220 ppb110 ppb
2005-02-150 ppb110 ppb
2005-02-080 ppb110 ppb
2005-02-010 ppb770 ppb
2005-01-250 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-180 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-120 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-040 ppb770 ppb
2004-12-280 ppb110 ppb
2004-12-220 ppb110 ppb
2004-12-210 ppb110 ppb
2004-12-200 ppb110 ppb
2004-12-130 ppb110 ppb
2004-12-060 ppb770 ppb
2004-11-220 ppb110 ppb
2004-11-150 ppb110 ppb
2004-11-080 ppb110 ppb
2004-11-020 ppb770 ppb
2004-10-250 ppb110 ppb
2004-10-180 ppb110 ppb
2004-10-110 ppb110 ppb
2004-10-040 ppb770 ppb
2004-09-270 ppb110 ppb
2004-09-200 ppb110 ppb
2004-09-150 ppb110 ppb
2004-09-080 ppb770 ppb
2004-08-300 ppb110 ppb
2004-08-230 ppb110 ppb
2004-08-020 ppb440 ppb
2004-07-260 ppb110 ppb
2004-02-090 ppb880 ppb