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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Asbestos

Prescott Valley WD Upper

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.

 

7

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND40ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND10ND
2016ND20ND
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
2013-02-14201302150334AAND
2013-02-14201302150334ABND
2013-02-14201302150334ACND
2013-10-16201310170112AND
2015-10-26201510270035AND
2016-02-09201602100057AND
2016-02-10201602110028AND