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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Asbestos

City of Avondale

Asbestos is a mineral fiber introduced into water by the dissolution of asbestos-containing minerals and from decay of asbestos cement in water mains. Asbestos causes cancer when ingested or inhaled.

 

65

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND220ND
2013ND240ND
2014ND190ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

MFL = million fibers per liter

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 7 MFL

The legal limit for asbestos, established in 1991, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

MFL = million fibers per liter

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-212021575-01ND
2012-02-212021568-01ND
2012-02-222021662-01AND
2012-02-222021661-01ND
2012-02-222021659-01ND
2012-05-072050550-01AND
2012-05-072050552-01AND
2012-05-072050554-01AND
2012-05-092050846-01ND
2012-05-092050845-01ND
2012-05-222051723-01AND
2012-08-072080599-01ND
2012-08-072080597-01ND
2012-08-082080742-01ND
2012-08-082080741-01ND
2012-08-132081047-01ND
2012-08-132081046-01ND
2012-11-122110805-01AND
2012-11-122110804-01AND
2012-11-142111064-01AND
2012-11-142111058-01AND
2012-11-152111192-01AND
2013-02-053020315-01AND
2013-02-063020474-01ND
2013-02-073020590-01AND
2013-02-073020587-01AND
2013-02-133021057-01AND
2013-02-143021154-01AND
2013-05-023050231-01AND
2013-05-073050603-01AND
2013-05-083050746-01AND
2013-05-083050744-01AND
2013-05-133051061-01AND
2013-05-133051057-01AND
2013-08-063080462-01AND
2013-08-083080750-01AND
2013-08-083080748-01AND
2013-08-083080746-01AND
2013-08-15308410-01AND
2013-08-153081405-01AND
2013-10-303102598-01AND
2013-10-303102597-01AND
2013-10-313102691-01AND
2013-10-313102690-01AND
2013-11-143111193-01AND
2013-12-193121778-01AND
2014-01-274012114-01AND
2014-01-274012115-01AND
2014-01-274012236-01AND
2014-01-284012237-01IND
2014-01-284012237-01AND
2014-01-294012322-01AND
2014-02-134021148-01AND
2014-05-204051823-01AND
2014-05-204051822-01AND
2014-05-204051718-01AND
2014-05-204051717-01AND
2014-05-204051714-01AND
2014-05-284052255-01AND
2014-08-064080590-01AND
2014-08-064080578-01AND
2014-08-074080710-01AND
2014-08-074080711-01AND
2014-08-07408712-01AND
2014-08-074080708-01AND