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Foaming agents (surfactants) in Pennsylvania


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 Pennsylvania

1 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
(Range)
1Lca North Whitehall Division
Allentown, PA
2,9101 of 1113.25 ppb
(113.25 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Foaming agents (surfactants)

StandardDescriptionLevel
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 Pennsylvania

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Pennsylvania