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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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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.

2015-2017:

FOUND

11

states detected

17

utilities detected

101,000

people served

Health concerns for isopropylbenzene

Cancer

States reporting isopropylbenzene in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Texas130,573
Massachusetts221,545
New York120,600
Wisconsin315,061
Ohio16,400
Montana12,075
New Jersey21,805
Missouri11,575
Vermont3835
California1100
New Hampshire130
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Filtering technologies that reduce isopropylbenzene

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Utilities with the highest amounts of isopropylbenzene, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Irasburg Fd #1Irasburg, VT1 of 10.600 ppb200
Guatay Mutual Benefit CorporationGuatay, CA1 of 40.525 ppb100
Cape Girardeau County Public Water Supply District 4Gordonville, MO1 of 20.255 ppb1,575
Pablo Lake County Water and Sewer DistrictPablo, MT1 of 20.255 ppb2,075
Coopers GroveAtkinson, NH1 of 40.200 ppb30
Grafton WaterworksGrafton, WI2 of 20.175 ppb11,745
Brodhead WaterworksBrodhead, WI1 of 50.160 ppb3,216
Meadowbrook Acres Mobile Home ParkBrimfield, MA1 of 50.124 ppb137
Shawano Co. UtilityShawano, WI1 of 10.120 ppb100
Greensboro Fire District 1Greensboro, VT1 of 50.1000 ppb551
Waterville Fire District 1Waterville, VT1 of 430.0635 ppb84
Oak Grove Mobile Home ParkWall, NJ1 of 10.0300 ppb100
City of CleburneCleburne, TX1 of 240.0267 ppb30,573
Milford City Public Water SystemMilford, OH1 of 190.0263 ppb6,400
Acton Water Supply DistrictActon, MA1 of 510.0235 ppb21,408
Glen Gardner Water DepartmentGlen Gardner, NJ1 of 40.0175 ppb1,705
MineolaMineola, NY1 of 2550.00263 ppb20,600
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Grafton WaterworksGrafton, WI2 of 20.175 ppb11,745
City of CleburneCleburne, TX1 of 240.0267 ppb30,573
Acton Water Supply DistrictActon, MA1 of 510.0235 ppb21,408
MineolaMineola, NY1 of 2550.00263 ppb20,600