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The EPA set new standards to limit 'forever chemicals' in the water. What does that mean for Nevada?

May 17, 2024


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It’s an everyday thing. We turn on our faucet and fill a up a glass of water. It's a simple action, but there’s a lot that goes into our drinking water to make sure it’s safe for consumption.

Now, for the first time, the EPA is setting a limit for PFAS in tap water. Short for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, PFAS are known as "forever chemicals" because they don’t break down and they're linked to health risks like cancer.

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