Frequent Questions

5. How does acrylamide get into my drinking water?

During manufacturing of the acrylamide based polymeric coagulant aids, a small amount of residual acrylamide may remain in the coagulant aids as an impurity. When these coagulant aids are used in water treatment, there is a potential forresidual acrylamideto be introduced in water.Finished water may also contain acrylamide because of raw water contamination from other uses of acrylamide and because of leaching from acrylamide based components and materials used in drinking water treatment, storage and distribution.

A federal law called the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) requires facilities in certain industries, which manufacture, process, or use significant amounts of toxic chemicals, to report annually on their releases of these chemicals. For more information on the uses and releases of chemicals in your state, contact the Community Right-to-Know Hotline: (800) 424-9346.

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