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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Fluoranthene

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Fluoranthene 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

2

states detected

3

utilities detected

53,767

people served

Health concerns for fluoranthene

Cancer

Harm to the immune system

Harm to reproduction and child development

Change to the central nervous system

States reporting fluoranthene in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Arkansas253,470
Delaware1297
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LESS

Filtering technologies that reduce fluoranthene

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Utilities with the highest amounts of fluoranthene, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
County Seat GardensGeorgetown, DE1 of 20.285 ppb297
Liberty Utilities*White Hall, AR1 of 40.118 ppb48,668
Hardin Water AssociationPine Bluff, AR1 of 40.118 ppb4,802

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report Fluoranthene, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Liberty Utilities*White Hall, AR1 of 40.118 ppb48,668

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report Fluoranthene, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.