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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Phenanthrene

NJ American Water - Western

Phenanthrene 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.

 

4

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.01000 ppb220.01000 ppb
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND20ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-162071605-010.01000 ppb
2012-10-152101601-020.01000 ppb
2016-07-256072514-01ND
2016-09-286092804-02ND