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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Hexachlorobutadiene

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Hexachlorobutadiene is an industrial chemical and possible human carcinogen.

2015-2017:

FOUND

4

states detected

5

utilities detected

48,255

people served

Health concerns for hexachlorobutadiene

Cancer

States reporting hexachlorobutadiene in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Nebraska225,580
California114,915
Ohio16,400
Maryland11,360
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Filtering technologies that reduce hexachlorobutadiene

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Utilities with the highest amounts of hexachlorobutadiene, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Town of SharpsburgHagerstown, MD1 of 10.560 ppb1,360
City of RiponRipon, CA1 of 90.156 ppb14,915
Central City, City ofCentral City, NE1 of 180.139 ppb2,950
Milford City Public Water SystemMilford, OH1 of 190.0263 ppb6,400
City of ColumbusColumbus, NE1 of 620.0210 ppb22,630
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of RiponRipon, CA1 of 90.156 ppb14,915
City of ColumbusColumbus, NE1 of 620.0210 ppb22,630