Menu

EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

Donate

Asbestos

Charlotte Water

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.

 

15

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND30ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND30ND

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
2012-06-04021203378-3ND
2012-06-04021203378-2ND
2012-06-04021203378-1ND
2014-06-03021403007-1ND
2014-06-03021403007-2ND
2014-06-03021403007-3ND
2015-06-01ND
2015-06-01ND
2015-06-01ND
2016-06-141611785TW1_3ND
2016-06-141611785TW1_2ND
2016-06-141611785TW1_1ND
2017-06-151712847ND
2017-06-151712847_2ND
2017-06-151712847_3ND