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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Asbestos

Marine Corps Base Hawaii

NOTE: Marine Corps Base Hawaii purchases water from Honolulu-Windward-Pearl Harbor which is required to test for asbestos. Sample information shown below was taken by Honolulu-Windward-Pearl Harbor.

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.

 

10

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
2013ND10ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND20ND
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

NOTE: Marine Corps Base Hawaii purchases water from Honolulu-Windward-Pearl Harbor which is required to test for asbestos. Sample information shown below was taken by Honolulu-Windward-Pearl Harbor.

Date Lab ID Result
2013-03-27201303290320ND
2013-04-23201304250517ND
2013-07-31201308020180ND
2013-11-04201311060872ND
2016-05-02ND
2016-10-28ND
2017-02-14ND
2017-04-04ND
2017-04-04ND
2017-05-23ND