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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Asbestos

Town of Gilbert

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.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND100ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND10ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND10ND

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
2012-03-15PVC1257-01AND
2012-04-09PVD0611-01AND
2012-05-02PVE0219-01AND
2012-07-26PVG1876-01AND
2012-10-03PVJ0303-01ND
2013-07-29550-7636-1AND
2013-07-29550-7634-1ND
2013-07-30550-7815-1AND
2013-07-31550-7810-1ND
2013-08-07550-8302-1AND
2013-08-19550-9028-1ND
2013-08-27550-9504-1AND
2013-10-15201310150626AND
2013-10-15201310150526AND
2013-10-22201310220364AND
2015-01-2820150128035BAND
2016-01-26201601260298AND
2016-02-08201602080053AND
2016-04-19201604190185AND
2017-03-29201703290514AND