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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Asbestos

City of Manteca

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.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND70ND
2013ND50ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
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
2012-02-082283-044-0745ND
2012-05-082283-013-0710ND
2012-05-082283-016-1115ND
2012-05-082283-028-0810ND
2012-08-142283-015-0920ND
2012-09-112283-030-0927ND
2012-12-112283-036-1125ND
2013-04-102283-012-0805ND
2013-05-152283-034-0746ND
2013-06-052283-038-0745ND
2013-07-172283-032-0730ND
2013-08-142283-014-0810ND
2015-07-212283-034-0812ND
2016-07-122283-032-0630ND