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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Asbestos

Town of Highland Park

NOTE: Town of Highland Park purchases water from Dallas County Park Cities Municipal Utility District which is required to test for asbestos. Sample information shown below was taken by Dallas County Park Cities Municipal Utility District.

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
2012N/A00N/A
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: Town of Highland Park purchases water from Dallas County Park Cities Municipal Utility District which is required to test for asbestos. Sample information shown below was taken by Dallas County Park Cities Municipal Utility District.

Date Lab ID Result
2013-03-27CAL13032670ND