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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Naphthalene

Newark Water Department

Naphthalene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, or PAH, released from combustion of fossil fuels and waste incinerators, and also used as a moth repellent. PAHs increase the risk of cancer; damage the immune, nervous and reproductive systems; and can harm developing fetuses.

 

6

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-100005939-01ND
2013-09-120013036-01ND
2014-09-09JB75992-1ND
2015-09-115090325-01ND
2016-09-01360901006ND
2017-09-06370906027ND