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Tert-Amyl-Methyl Ether in California


Tert-Amyl-Methyl Ether (TAME) is a synthetic chemical with billions of pounds produced annually; it is used as an oxygenated gasoline additive similar to MTBE, and is a potential groundwater contaminant from leaks of stored gasoline.

The Most Polluted Communities in California

1 water utilities reported detecting Tert-Amyl-Methyl Ether in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Tert-Amyl-Methyl Ether level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Yosemite Spring Park Util Co
Coarsegold, CA
3,3003 of 700.03 ppb
(0 to 0.7 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Tert-Amyl-Methyl Ether

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

Violation Summary for Tert-Amyl-Methyl Ether in California

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in California