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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Asbestos

Mission Springs WD

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.

 

18

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
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND100ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND80ND

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
2014-07-072283-026-0825ND
2014-07-072283-014-0911ND
2014-07-082283-030-0922ND
2014-07-082283-015-0849ND
2014-07-082283-010-0747ND
2014-07-082283-008-0817ND
2014-07-092283-025-1118ND
2014-07-092283-017-1051ND
2014-07-092283-011-1203ND
2014-07-092283-013-1035ND
2017-06-052283-026-1200ND
2017-06-052283-014-1130ND
2017-06-062283-017-1100ND
2017-06-062283-011-1200ND
2017-06-062283-025-1300ND
2017-06-062283-010-0945ND
2017-06-072283-030-1200ND
2017-06-072283-008-1124ND