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Foaming agents (surfactants) in Nevada

Foaming agents (surfactants) are detergents or detergent-like substances used as cleaning agents in industrial and consumer goods such as personal care products; they are also used as inert ingredients in pesticides.

The Most Polluted Communities in Nevada

3 water utilities reported detecting Foaming agents (surfactants) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Foaming agents (surfactants) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Jean Utility Services Inc
Las Vegas, NV
6001 of 218.17 ppb
(0 to 36.33 ppb)
2Whiskey Petes
Primm, NV
3,0001 of 29.67 ppb
(0 to 19.33 ppb)
3Las Vegas Valley Water District
Las Vegas, NV
1,181,2631 of 160.39 ppb
(0 to 6.25 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Foaming agents (surfactants)

National Secondary Drinking Water RegulationsA National Secondary Drinking Water Regulation is a non-enforceable guideline regarding contaminants that may cause cosmetic effects (such as taste, odor, or color). Some states choose to adopt them as enforceable standards. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 500 ppb

Violation Summary for Foaming agents (surfactants) in Nevada

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nevada