Menu

EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

Donate

Asbestos

Palm Beach County Water Utilities

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.

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND40ND

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 Result
2012-05-07ND
2012-05-09ND
2012-05-10ND
2012-05-14ND
2013-05-13ND
2013-05-16ND
2013-05-20ND
2013-05-22ND
2014-05-15ND
2014-05-20ND
2014-05-22ND
2014-05-29ND
2015-06-16ND
2015-06-16ND
2015-06-17ND
2015-06-22ND
2016-05-04ND
2016-05-11ND
2016-05-17ND
2016-05-24ND
2017-05-03ND
2017-05-10ND
2017-05-17ND
2017-05-30ND