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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Anthracene

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Anthracene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, or PAH, released from combustion of fossil fuels and waste incinerators. PAHs increase the risk of cancer; damage the immune, nervous and reproductive systems; and can harm developing fetuses.

2015-2017:

FOUND

1

states detected

1

utilities detected

16,164

people served

States reporting anthracene in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Texas116,164
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LESS

Filtering technologies that reduce anthracene

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Utilities with the highest amounts of anthracene, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Harris County MUD 53Houston, TX1 of 150.00733 ppb16,164
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Harris County MUD 53Houston, TX1 of 150.00733 ppb16,164