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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Asbestos

East Fork SUD

NOTE: East Fork SUD purchases water from North Texas Municipal Water District Wylie Water Treatment Plant which is required to test for asbestos. Sample information shown below was taken by North Texas Municipal Water District Wylie Water Treatment Plant.

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.

 

1

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
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

NOTE: East Fork SUD purchases water from North Texas Municipal Water District Wylie Water Treatment Plant which is required to test for asbestos. Sample information shown below was taken by North Texas Municipal Water District Wylie Water Treatment Plant.

Date Lab ID Result
2013-10-16CAL13109956ND