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1,3-Butadiene

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

2010-2015:

FOUND
FOUND ABOVE HEALTH GUIDELINES

1

states detected

3

utilities detected

430,000

people served

1

states over health guideline

3

utilities over health guideline

430,000

people served over health guideline

Health concerns for 1,3-butadiene

Cancer

Harm to the brain and nervous system

Harm to reproduction and child development

Change to blood cells

Change to the kidney

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.0103 ppb

The health guideline of 0.0103 ppb for 1,3-butadiene was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion.

States reporting 1,3-butadiene in drinking water

UTILITIES REPORTING ABOVE HEALTH GUIDELINES UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served UtilitiesPeople Served
Florida3429,9193429,919
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Utilities with the highest amounts of 1,3-butadiene, 2010-2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Orlando Utilities Commission*Orlando, FL1 of 140.0229 ppb428,761

* 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 1,3-Butadiene, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Orlando Utilities Commission*Orlando, FL1 of 140.0229 ppb428,761

* 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 1,3-Butadiene, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.