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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Asbestos

Northampton Bucks County Municipal Authority

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
2012ND150ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
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
2012-10-17L4361808-1ND
2012-10-17L4361808-2ND
2012-10-17L4361808-3ND
2012-10-17L4361808-4ND
2012-10-17L4361808-7ND
2012-10-17L4361808-8ND
2012-10-17L4361808-9ND
2012-10-17L4361808-11ND
2012-10-17L4361808-10ND
2012-10-17L4361808-5ND
2012-10-17L4361808-6ND
2012-10-17L4361808-13ND
2012-10-17L4361808-14ND
2012-10-17L4361808-12ND
2012-12-17L4423257-1ND