Toluene is an organic liquid with a sweet, benzene-like odor. The largest chemical use for toluene is to make benzene and urethane. The major source of toluene in drinking water is discharge from petroleum factories.
Some people who drink water containing toluene well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience problems with their nervous system, kidneys or liver.
MCL ADVISORY - ACTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Toluene levels were detected in your water sample to exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL).
ACTION IS OPTIONAL
Toluene levels were detected in your water sample but do not exceed the maximum contaminant level.