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Asbestos

Beverly Hills Water Department

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
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND30ND

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
2013-06-240004-012-1120ND
2013-06-240004-013-1100ND
2013-06-240004-014-1045ND
2013-06-240004-015-1030ND
2017-05-182283-012-1022ND
2017-05-182283-013-0903ND
2017-05-182283-015-0740ND