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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Asbestos

Florin County Water District

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.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND10ND
2015N/A00N/A
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
2012-05-302283-009-0956ND
2012-08-292283-003-0937ND
2013-04-152283-012-1325ND
2013-07-182283-007-0914ND
2013-12-122283-006-1427ND
2013-12-122283-007-0950ND
2013-12-122283-010-1304ND
2014-08-072283-004-1150ND