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  • Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life
    Freshwater, Marine
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  • Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Agriculture
    Irrigation, Livestock
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  • Sediment Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life
    Freshwater and Marine ISQG/PEL
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  • Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health
    Agricultural, residential/parkland, commercial, industrial
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  • Tissue Residue Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Widlife Consumer of Aquatic Biota
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  • Air Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Human Health and the Environment

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  • Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality
    The Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality are published by Health Canada on behalf of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water (CDW). For more information and to see the drinking water guidelines visit Health Canada's Water Quality website.
  • Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality
    Regulations on recreational water quality are a provincial and territorial responsibility. Health Canada worked with officials in these areas to develop and publish national guidelines for recreational water quality. Information on recreational water quality and the guidelines can be viewed on Health Canada's Water Quality website.