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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Asbestos

City of Mesa

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.

 

34

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND300ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND40ND
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
2012-04-09201204090008AND
2012-04-16201204160112AND
2012-05-07201205070059AND
2012-05-08201205080126AND
2012-08-06201208060117AND
2012-08-06201208060116AND
2012-08-06201208060115AND
2012-08-07201208070367AND
2012-08-08201208080565AND
2012-08-08201208080564AND
2012-08-08201208080563AND
2012-08-13201208130185AND
2012-08-13201208130184AND
2012-08-13201208130183AND
2012-08-14201208140227AND
2012-08-14201208140229AND
2012-08-14201208140228AND
2012-08-15201208150503AND
2012-08-15201208150502AND
2012-08-15201208150501AND
2012-08-22201208220601AND
2012-08-22201208220600AND
2012-08-22201208220599AND
2012-08-27201208270028AND
2012-08-27201208270027AND
2012-08-27201208270029AND
2012-08-28201208280358AND
2012-08-28201208280357AND
2012-09-24201209240094AND
2012-11-20201211200155AND
2015-07-07201507070352AND
2015-07-14201507150044AND
2015-07-21201507210315AND
2015-11-03201511030233AND