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Isopropylbenzene

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Isopropylbenzene, also called cumene, is an intermediate in industrial chemical production, and is also used as a thinner for paints and enamels. The National Toxicology Program classifies isopropylbenzene as a "reasonably anticipated" human carcinogen.

2015:

FOUND

3

states detected

4

utilities detected

11,720

people served

Health concerns for isopropylbenzene

Cancer

States reporting isopropylbenzene in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Wisconsin211,590
New Jersey1100
New Hampshire130
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Utilities with the highest amounts of isopropylbenzene, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Coopers GroveAtkinson, NH1 of 20.400 ppb30
Grafton WaterworksGrafton, WI2 of 20.175 ppb11,490
Shawano Co. UtilityShawano, WI1 of 10.120 ppb100
Oak Grove Mobile Home ParkWall, NJ1 of 10.0300 ppb100
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Grafton WaterworksGrafton, WI2 of 20.175 ppb11,490