Canadian Council of Ministers
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de l'environnement

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Water Quality Guidelines
for the Protection of Aquatic Life
Water Quality Guidelines
for the Protection of Agriculture
Sediment Quality Guidelines
for the Protection of Aquatic Life
Soil Quality Guidelines
for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health
Tissue Residue Quality Guidelines
for the Protection of Widlife Consumer of Aquatic Biota
Freshwater Marine Irrigation Livestock Freshwater Marine
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Chemical name Chemical groups Short TermLong Term Short TermLong Term ISQG PEL ISQG PEL Agricultural Residential/ parkland Commercial Industrial
1,1,1-Trichloroethane

CASRN 71556
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Chlorinated ethanes
No data Insufficient data 1991 No data Insufficient data 1991 Insufficient data 1991 Insufficient data 1991 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 5 50 50 1991 No data No data
1,1,2,2- Tetrachloroethene
PCE (Tetrachloroethylene)
CASRN 127184
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Chlorinated ethenes
No data 110 1993 No data Insufficient data 1993 Insufficient data 1993 Insufficient data 1993 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.6 1997 No data No data
1,1,2,2-Tetrachlorethane

CASRN 79345
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Chlorinated ethanes
No data Insufficient data 1991 No data Insufficient data 1991 Insufficient data 1991 Insufficient data 1991 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 5 50 50 1991 No data No data
1,1,2-Trichloroethane
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Halogenated methanes
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 5 50 50 1991 No data No data
1,1,2-Trichloroethene
TCE (Trichloroethylene)
CASRN 79-01-6
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Chlorinated ethenes
No data 21 1991 No data Insufficient data 1991 Insufficient data 1991 50 1991 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 2006 No data No data
1,1-Dichloroethane
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Chlorinated ethanes
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 5 50 50 1991 No data No data
1,1-Dichloroethene
Dichloroethylene
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Chlorinated ethenes
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 5 50 50 1991 No data No data
1,2,3,4-Tetrachlorobenzene

CASRN 634662
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated benzenes
No data 1.8 1997 No data Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 2 10 10 1991 No data No data
1,2,3,5-Tetrachlorobenzene
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated benzenes
No data Insufficient data 1997 No data Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 2 10 10 1991 No data No data
1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene

CASRN 87616
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated benzenes
No data 8 1997 No data Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 2 10 10 1991 No data No data
1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorobenzene
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated benzenes
No data Insufficient data 1997 No data Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 2 10 10 1991 No data No data
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene

CASRN 120801
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated benzenes
No data 24 1997 No data 5.4 1997 Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 2 10 10 1991 No data No data
1,2-Dichlorobenzene

CASRN 95501
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated benzenes
No data 0.7 1997 No data 42 1997 Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 1 10 10 1991 No data No data
1,2-Dichloroethane

CASRN 1070602
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Chlorinated ethanes
No data 100 1991 No data Insufficient data 1991 Insufficient data 1991 5 1991 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 5 50 50 1991 No data No data
1,2-Dichloroethene
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Chlorinated ethenes
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 5 50 50 1991 No data No data
1,2-Dichloropropane
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Halogenated methanes
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 5 50 50 1991 No data No data
1,2-Dichloropropene (cis and trans)
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Halogenated methanes
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 5 50 50 1991 No data No data
1,3,5-Trichlorobenzene
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated benzenes
No data Insufficient data 1997 No data Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 2 10 10 1991 No data No data
1,3-Dichlorobenzene

CASRN 541731
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated benzenes
No data 150 1997 No data Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 1 10 10 1991 No data No data
1,4-Dichlorobenzene

CASRN 106467
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated benzenes
No data 26 1997 No data Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 1 10 10 1991 No data No data
1,4-Dioxane
NRG NRG 2008 NRG NRG 2008 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
2,3,4,6-Tetrachlorophenol
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated phenols
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 0.5 5 5 1991 No data No data
2,4,6-Trichlorophenol
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated phenols
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 0.5 5 5 1991 No data No data
2,4-Dichlorophenol
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated phenols
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 0.5 5 5 1991 No data No data
2-Methylnaphthalene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 20.2 201 1998 20.2 201 1998 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
3-Iodo-2-propynyl butyl carbamate
IPBC
CASRN 55406-53-6
Organic
Pesticides
Carbamate pesticides
No data 1.9 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Acenaphthene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data 5.8 1999 No data Insufficient data 1999 No data No data No data No data 6.71 88.9 1998 6.71 88.9 1998 Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
Acenaphthylene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data No data 1999 No data No data 1999 No data No data No data No data 5.87 128 1998 5.87 128 1998 Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
Acridine
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data 4.4 1999 No data Insufficient data 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Aldicarb

CASRN 116063
Organic
Pesticides
Carbamate pesticides
No data 1 1993 No data 0.15 1993 54.9 1993 11 1993 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Aldrin
Organic
Pesticides
Organochlorine compounds
No data 0.004 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Aliphatics nonchlorinated (each)
Organic
Non-halogenated aliphatic compounds
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.3 No data No data No data 1991 No data No data
Aluminium
Inorganic
Metals
No data Variable 1987 No data No data No data 5000 1987 5000 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Ammonia (total)
Inorganic
Inorganic nitrogen compounds
No data Table 2001 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Ammonia (un-ionized)

CASRN 7664417
Inorganic
Inorganic nitrogen compounds
No data 19 2001 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Aniline

CASRN 62533
Organic
No data 2.2 1993 No data Insufficient data 1993 Insufficient data 1993 Insufficient data 1993 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Anthracene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data 0.012 1999 No data Insufficient data 1999 No data No data No data No data 46.9 245 1998 46.9 245 1998 Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
Antimony
Inorganic
Metals
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 20 20 40 40 1991 No data No data
Aroclor 1254
PCBs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polychlorinated biphenyls
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 60 340 2001 63.3 709 2001 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Arsenic

CASRN none
Inorganic
Metals
No data 5 1997 No data 12.5 1997 100 1997 25 1997 5900 17 000 1998 7240 41 600 1998 12 12 12 12 1997 No data No data
Atrazine

CASRN 1912249
Organic
Pesticides
Triazine compounds
No data 1.8 1989 No data No data No data 10 1989 5 1989 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Barium
Inorganic
Metals
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 750 500 2000 2000 2013 No data No data
Benz(a)anthracene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data 0.018 1999 No data Insufficient data 1999 No data No data No data No data 31.7 385 1998 74.8 693 1998 Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
Benzene

CASRN 71432
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
No data 370 1999 No data 110 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data Table Table Table Table 2004 No data No data
Benzo(a)pyrene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data 0.015 1999 No data Insufficient data 1999 No data No data No data No data 31.9 782 1998 88.8 763 1998 Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
Benzo(b)fluoranthene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
Benzo(k)fluoranthene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
Beryllium
Inorganic
Metals
No data No data 2015-02-23 No data No data 2015-02-23 100 1987 100 1987 No data No data 2015-02-23 No data No data 2015-02-23 4 4 8 8 2015 No data 2015-02-23
Boron
Inorganic
Metals
29,000μg/L or 29mg/L 1,500μg/L or 1.5mg/L 2009 NRG NRG 2009 Variable 1987 5000 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data 2 No data No data No data 1991 No data No data
Bromacil

CASRN 314409
Organic
Pesticides
No data 5 1997 No data Insufficient data 1997 0.2 1997 1100 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Bromoxynil
Organic
Pesticides
Benzonitrile compounds
No data 5 1993 No data Insufficient data 1993 0.33 1993 11 1993 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Cadmium

CASRN 7440439
Inorganic
Metals
1.0 0.09 2014 NRG 0.12 2014 5.1 1996 80 1996 600 3500 1997 700 4200 1997 1.4 10 22 22 1999 No data No data
Calcium
Inorganic
Metals
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 1 000 000 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Captan

CASRN 133062
Organic
Pesticides
No data 1.3 1991 No data No data No data Insufficient data 1991 13 1991 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Carbaryl

CASRN 63252
Organic
Pesticides
Carbamate pesticides
3.3 0.2 2009 5.7 0.29 2009 Insufficient data 1997 1100 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Carbofuran

CASRN 1564662
Organic
Pesticides
Carbamate pesticides
No data 1.8 1989 No data No data No data Insufficient data 1989 45 1989 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Chlordane
Organic
Pesticides
Organochlorine compounds
No data 0.006 1987 No data No data No data No data No data 7 1987 4.5 8.87 1998 2.26 4.79 1998 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Chloride
Inorganic
640,000 µg/L or 640 mg/L 120,000 µg/L or 120 mg/L 2011 NRG NRG 2011 Variable 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Chlorothalonil

CASRN 1897456
Organic
Pesticides
No data 0.18 1994 No data 0.36 1994 5.8 (other crops) 1994 170 1994 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Chlorpyrifos

CASRN 2921882
Organic
Pesticides
Organophosphorus compounds
0.02 0.002 2008 NRG 0.002 2008 Insufficient data 1997 24 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Chromium (total)

CASRN 7440-47-3
Inorganic
Metals
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 37 300 90 000 1998 52 300 160 000 1998 64 64 87 87 1997 No data No data
Chromium, hexavalent (Cr(VI))

CASRN 7440473
Inorganic
Metals
No data 1 1997 No data 1.5 1997 8 1997 50 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.4 0.4 1.4 1.4 1999 No data No data
Chromium, trivalent (Cr(III))

CASRN 7440473
Inorganic
Metals
No data 8.9 1997 No data 56 1997 4.9 1997 50 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Chrysene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data Insufficient data 1999 No data Insufficient data 1999 No data No data No data No data 57.1 862 1998 108 846 1998 Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
Cobalt
Inorganic
Metals
No data No data No data No data No data No data 50 1987 1000 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data 40 50 300 300 1991 No data No data
Coliforms, fecal (Escherichia coli)
E. coli
Biological
No data No data No data No data No data No data 100 per 100 mL 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Coliforms, total
Coliforms
Biological
No data No data No data No data No data No data 1000 per 100 mL 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Colour

CASRN N/A
Physical
No data Narrative 1999 No data Narrative 1999 No data No data Narrative 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Conductivity
Physical
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 2 dS/m 2 dS/m 4 dS/m 4 dS/m 1991 No data No data
Copper
Inorganic
Metals
No data Equation 1987 No data No data No data Variable 1987 Variable 1987 35 700 197 000 1998 18 700 108 000 1998 63 63 91 91 1999 No data No data
Cyanazine

CASRN 2175462
Organic
Pesticides
Triazine compounds
No data 2 1990 No data No data No data 0.5 1990 10 1990 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Cyanide
Inorganic
No data 5 (as free CN) 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.9 0.9 8 8 1997 No data No data
Cyanobacteria
Blue-green algae
Biological
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data Narrative 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Debris

CASRN N/A
Physical
No data No data No data No data Narrative 1996 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Deltamethrin

CASRN 52918635
Organic
Pesticides
No data 0.0004 1997 No data Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 2.5 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Deposited bedload sediment
Physical
Turbidity, clarity and suspended solids
Total particulate matter
No data Insufficient data 1999 No data Insufficient data 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

CASRN 117817
Organic
Phthalate esters
No data 16 1993 No data Insufficient data 1993 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Di-n-butyl phthalate

CASRN 84742
Organic
Phthalate esters
No data 19 1993 No data Insufficient data 1993 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Di-n-octyl phthalate

CASRN 117840
Organic
Phthalate esters
No data Insufficient data 1993 No data Insufficient data 1993 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Dibenz(a,h)anthracene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 6.22 135 1998 6.22 135 1998 Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
Dibromochloromethane
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Halogenated methanes
No data Insufficient data 1992 No data Insufficient data 1992 Insufficient data 1992 100 1992 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Dicamba

CASRN 1918009
Organic
Pesticides
Aromatic Carboxylic Acid
No data 10 1993 No data No data No data 0.006 1993 122 1993 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Dichloro diphenyl dichloroethane, 2,2-Bis (p-chlorophenyl)-1,1-dichloroethane
DDD
Organic
Pesticides
Organochlorine compounds
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 3.54 8.51 1998 1.22 7.81 1998 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Dichloro diphenyl ethylene, 1,1-Dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)-ethene
DDE
Organic
Pesticides
Organochlorine compounds
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 1.42 6.75 1998 2.07 374 1998 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Dichloro diphenyl trichloroethane; 2,2-Bis(p-chlorophenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane
DDT (total)
Organic
Pesticides
Organochlorine compounds
No data 0.001 1987 No data No data No data No data No data 30 1987 1.19 4.77 1998 1.19 4.77 1998 0.7 0.7 12 12 1999 14 1997
Dichlorobromomethane
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Halogenated methanes
No data Insufficient data 1992 No data Insufficient data 1992 Insufficient data 1992 100 1992 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Dichloromethane
Methylene chloride
CASRN 75092
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Halogenated methanes
No data 98.1 1992 No data Insufficient data 1992 Insufficient data 1992 50 1992 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 5 50 50 1991 No data No data
Dichlorophenols
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated phenols
No data 0.2 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 0.5 5 5 1991 No data No data
Diclofop-methyl

CASRN 51338273
Organic
Pesticides
No data 6.1 1993 No data No data No data 0.18 1993 9 1993 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride
DDAC
CASRN 7173515
Organic
Pesticides
No data 1.5 1999 No data Insufficient data 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Dieldrin
Organic
Pesticides
Organochlorine compounds
No data 0.004 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 2.85 6.67 1998 0.71 4.3 1998 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Diethylene glycol

CASRN 111466
Organic
Glycols
No data Insufficient data 1997 No data Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Diisopropanolamine
DIPA
CASRN 110974
Organic
No data 1600 2005 No data Insufficient data 2005 2 000 2006 Insufficient data 2006 No data No data No data No data No data No data 180 180 180 180 2006 No data No data
Dimethoate

CASRN 60515
Organic
Pesticides
Organophosphorus compounds
No data 6.2 1993 No data Insufficient data 1993 Insufficient data 1993 3 1993 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Dinoseb

CASRN 88857
Organic
Pesticides
No data 0.05 1992 No data No data No data 16 1992 150 1992 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Dissolved gas supersaturation

CASRN N/A
Physical
No data Narrative 1999 No data Narrative 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Dissolved oxygen
DO
CASRN N/A
Inorganic
No data Variable 1999 No data >8000 & Narrative 1996 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Endosulfan
Organic
Pesticides
Organochlorine compounds
0.06 0.003 2010 0.09 0.002 2010 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Endrin
Organic
Pesticides
Organochlorine compounds
No data 0.0023 1987 No data No data No data No data No data 0.2 1987 2.67 62.4 1998 2.67 62.4 1998 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Ethylbenzene

CASRN 100414
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
No data 90 1996 No data 25 1996 Insufficient data 1996 2.4 1996 No data No data No data No data No data No data Table Table Table Table 2004 No data No data
Ethylene glycol

CASRN 107211
Organic
Glycols
No data 192 000 1997 No data Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data 960 960 960 960 1999 No data No data
Fluoranthene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data 0.04 1999 No data Insufficient data 1999 No data No data No data No data 111 2355 1998 113 1494 1998 Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
Fluorene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data 3 1999 No data Insufficient data 1999 No data No data No data No data 21.2 144 1998 21.2 144 1998 Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
Fluoride
Inorganic
No data 120 2002 No data NRG 2002 1000 1987 Variable 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data 200 400 2000 2000 1991 No data No data
Glyphosate

CASRN 1071836
Organic
Pesticides
Organophosphorus compounds
27,000 800 2012 NRG NRG 2012 No data No data 280 1989 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Heptachlor
Heptachlor epoxide
Organic
Pesticides
Organochlorine compounds
No data 0.01 1987 No data No data No data No data No data 3 1987 0.6 2.74 1998 0.6 2.74 1998 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Hexachlorobenzene
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated benzenes
No data Insufficient data 1997 No data Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 0.52 1991 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 2 10 10 1991 No data No data
Hexachlorobutadiene
HCBD
CASRN 87683
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
No data 1.3 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Hexachlorocyclohexane
Lindane
Organic
Pesticides
Organochlorine compounds
No data 0.01 1987 No data No data No data No data No data 4 1987 0.94 1.38 1998 0.32 0.99 1998 0.01 No data No data No data 1991 No data No data
Imidacloprid

CASRN 13826413
No data 0.23 2007 No data 0.65 2007 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Indeno(1,2,3-c,d)pyrene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
Iron
Inorganic
Metals
No data 300 1987 No data No data No data 5000 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Lead
Inorganic
Metals
No data Equation 1987 No data No data No data 200 1987 100 1987 35 000 91 300 1998 30 200 112 000 1998 70 140 260 600 1999 No data No data
Linuron

CASRN 41205214
Organic
Pesticides
No data 7 1995 No data No data 1995 0.071 1995 Insufficient data 1995 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Lithium
Inorganic
Metals
No data No data No data No data No data No data 2500 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Manganese
Inorganic
Metals
No data No data No data No data No data No data 200 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Mercury

CASRN 7439976
Inorganic
Metals
No data 0.026 2003 No data 0.016 2003 No data No data 3 1987 170 486 1997 130 700 1997 6.6 6.6 24 50 1999 see Methylmercury No data
Methoprene

CASRN 40596698
No data 0.09 (Target Organism Management value: 0.53) 2007 No data Insufficient data 2007 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Methyl tertiary-butyl ether
MTBE
CASRN 1634044
Organic
Non-halogenated aliphatic compounds
Aliphatic ether
No data 10 000 2003 No data 5 000 2003 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Methylchlorophenoxyacetic acid (4-Chloro-2-methyl phenoxy acetic acid; 2-Methyl-4-chloro phenoxy acetic acid)
MCPA
CASRN 94746
Organic
Pesticides
No data 2.6 1995 No data 4.2 1995 0.025 1995 25 1995 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Methylmercury
Organic
No data 0.004 2003 No data NRG 2003 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 33 2001
Metolachlor

CASRN 51218452
Organic
Pesticides
Organochlorine compounds
No data 7.8 1991 No data No data No data 28 1991 50 1991 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Metribuzin

CASRN 21087649
Organic
Pesticides
Triazine compounds
No data 1 1990 No data No data No data 0.5 1990 80 1990 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Molybdenum
Inorganic
Metals
No data 73 1999 No data No data No data Narrative 1987 500 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data 5 10 40 40 1991 No data No data
Monobromomethane
Methyl bromide
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Halogenated methanes
No data Insufficient data 1992 No data Insufficient data 1992 Insufficient data 1992 Insufficient data 1992 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Monochlorobenzene

CASRN 108907
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated benzenes
No data 1.3 1997 No data 25 1997 Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 1 10 10 1991 No data No data
Monochloromethane
Methyl chloride
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Halogenated methanes
No data Insufficient data 1992 No data Insufficient data 1992 Insufficient data 1992 Insufficient data 1992 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Monochlorophenols
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated phenols
No data 7 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 0.5 5 5 1991 No data No data
Naphthalene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data 1.1 1999 No data 1.4 1999 No data No data No data No data 34.6 391 1998 34.6 391 1998 Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
Nickel
Inorganic
Metals
No data Equation 1987 No data No data No data 200 1987 1000 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data 45 45 89 89 2015 No data No data
Nitrate

CASRN 14797-55-8
Inorganic
Inorganic nitrogen compounds
550,000 µg/L or 550 mg/L 13,000 µg/L or 13 mg/L 2012 1,500,000 µg/L or 1500 mg/L 200,000 µg/L or 200 mg/L 2012 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Nitrate + Nitrite
Inorganic
Inorganic nitrogen compounds
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 100 000 NO3+NO2-N 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Nitrite
Inorganic
Inorganic nitrogen compounds
No data 60 NO2-N 1987 No data No data No data No data No data 10 000 NO2-N 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates

CASRN 84852153
Organic
Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates
No data 1 2002 No data 0.7 2002 No data No data No data No data 1400 No data 2002 1000 No data 2002 5.7 5.7 14 14 2002 No data No data
Nutrients
No data Guidance Framework 2004 No data Guidance framework 2007 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
n-hexane

CASRN 110-54-3
Aliphatic hydrocarbon
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data Table Table Table Table 2011 No data No data
Pentachlorobenzene

CASRN 608935
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated benzenes
No data 6 1997 No data Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 2 10 10 1991 No data No data
Pentachlorophenol
PCP
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated phenols
No data 0.5 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 1997 No data No data
Permethrin

CASRN 52645531
Organic
Pesticides
Organochlorine compounds
No data 0.004 2006 No data 0.001 2006 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Phenanthrene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data 0.4 1999 No data Insufficient data 1999 No data No data No data No data 41.9 515 1998 86.7 544 1998 Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
Phenolic compounds, nonchlorinated
Organic
Non-halogenated aromatoc hydroxy compounds
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 1 10 10 1991 No data No data
Phenols (mono- & dihydric)

CASRN 108952
Organic
Aromatic hydroxy compounds
No data 4 1999 No data No data No data No data No data 2 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 1997 No data No data
Phenoxy herbicides
2,4 D; 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid
Organic
Pesticides
No data 4 1987 No data No data No data No data No data 100 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Phosphorus
Inorganic
No data Guidance Framework 2004 No data Guidance Framework 2007 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Phthalic acid esters (each)
Organic
Phthalate esters
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 30 No data No data No data 1991 No data No data
Picloram

CASRN 1918021
Organic
Pesticides
No data 29 1990 No data No data No data Insufficient data 1990 190 1990 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Polychlorinated biphenyls
PCBs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polychlorinated biphenyls
No data 0.001 1987 No data 0.01 1991 No data No data No data No data 34.1 277 2001 21.5 189 2001 0.5 1.3 33 33 1999 Variable 1998
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzo furans
PCDDs, PCDFs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polychlorinated dioxins and furans
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.85 ng TEQ/kg dry weight 21.5 ng TEQ/kg dry weight 2001 0.85 ng TEQ/kg dry weight 21.5 ng TEQ/kg dry weight 2001 4 ng TEQ.kg-1 4 ng TEQ.kg-1 4 ng TEQ.kg-1 4 ng TEQ.kg-1 2002 Variable 2001
Propylene glycol

CASRN 57556
Organic
Glycols
No data 500 000 1997 No data Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 Insufficient data 1997 No data No data No data No data No data No data insufficient informationi insufficient information insufficient information insufficient information 2006 No data No data
Pyrene
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data 0.025 1999 No data Insufficient data 1999 No data No data No data No data 53 875 1998 153 1398 1998 Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet Consult Factsheet 2008 No data No data
pH
Inorganic
Acidity, alkalinity and pH
No data 6.5 to 9.0 1987 No data 7.0 to 8.7 & Narrative 1996 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 6 to 8 6 to 8 6 to 8 6 to 8 1991 No data No data
Quinoline
PAHs
Organic
Polyaromatic compounds
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
No data 3.4 1999 No data Insufficient data 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 No data No data No data 1991 No data No data
Reactive Chlorine Species
total residual chlorine, combined residual chlorine, total available chlorine, hypochlorous acid, chloramine, combined available chlorine, free residual chlorine, free available chlorine, chlorine-produced oxidants
Inorganic
Reactive chlorine compunds
No data 0.5 1999 No data 0.5 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Salinity
Physical
No data No data No data No data Narrative 1996 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Selenium
Inorganic
Metals
No data 1 1987 No data No data No data Variable 1987 50 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data 1 1 2.9 2.9 2009 No data No data
Silver
Inorganic
Metals
NRG 0.25 2015 7.5 NRG 2015 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 20 20 40 40 1991 No data No data
Simazine

CASRN 122349
Organic
Pesticides
Triazine compounds
No data 10 1991 No data No data No data 0.5 1991 10 1991 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
                                             
Concentration Concentration Date Concentration Concentration Date Concentration Date Concentration Date Concentration Concentration Date Concentration Concentration Date Concentration Concentration Concentration Concentration Date Concentration Date
Chemical name Chemical groups Short TermLong Term Short TermLong Term ISQG PEL ISQG PEL Agricultural Residential/ parkland Commercial Industrial
Sodium adsorption ratio
SAR
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 5 5 12 12 1991 No data No data
Concentration
(µg/L)
Concentration
(µg/L)
Date Concentration
(µg/L)
Concentration
(µg/L)
Date Concentration
(µg/L)
Date Concentration
(µg/L)
Date Concentration
(µg/kg dry weight)
Concentration
(µg/kg dry weight)
Date Concentration
(µg/kg dry weight)
Concentration
(µg/kg dry weight)
Date Concentration
(mg/kg dry weight)
Concentration
(mg/kg dry weight)
Concentration
(mg/kg dry weight)
Concentration
(mg/kg dry weight)
Date Concentration
(µg/kg diet wet weight)
Date
Chemical name Chemical groups Short TermLong Term Short TermLong Term ISQG PEL ISQG PEL Agricultural Residential/ parkland Commercial Industrial
Streambed substrate
Physical
Turbidity, clarity and suspended solids
Total particulate matter
No data Narrative 1999 No data Narrative 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Styrene

CASRN 100425
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
No data 72 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 5 50 50 1991 No data No data
Sulfolane
Bondelane
CASRN 126330
Organic
Organic sulphur compound
No data 50 000 2005 No data Insufficient data 2005 500 2005 Insufficient data 2005 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 2006 No data No data
Sulphate
Inorganic
Inorganic sulphur compounds
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 1 000 000 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Sulphur (elemental)
Inorganic
Inorganic sulphur compounds
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 500 No data No data No data 1991 No data No data
Suspended sediments
TSS
Physical
Turbidity, clarity and suspended solids
Total particulate matter
No data Narrative 1999 No data Narrative 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Tebuthiuron

CASRN 34014181
Organic
Pesticides
No data 1.6 1995 No data Insufficient data 1995 0.27 (cereals, tame hays, and pastures) 1995 130 1995 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Temperature
Physical
Temperature
No data Narrative 1987 No data Narrative 1996 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Tetrachloromethane
Carbon tetrachloride
CASRN 56235
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Halogenated methanes
No data 13.3 1992 No data Insufficient data 1992 Insufficient data 1992 5 1992 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 5 50 50 1991 No data No data
Tetrachlorophenols
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated phenols
No data 1 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 0.5 5 5 1991 No data No data
Thallium
Inorganic
Metals
No data 0.8 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 1 1 1 1 1999 No data No data
Thiophene
Miscellaneous organic compound
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 No data No data No data 1991 No data No data
Tin
Inorganic
Metals
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 5 50 300 300 1991 No data No data
Toluene

CASRN 108883
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
No data 2 1996 No data 215 1996 Insufficient data 1996 24 1996 No data No data No data No data No data No data Table Table Table Table 2004 No data No data
Total dissolved solids (salinity)
TDS
Physical
Turbidity, clarity and suspended solids
No data No data No data No data No data No data Variable 1987 3 000 000 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Toxaphene
Organic
Pesticides
Organochlorine compounds
No data 0.008 1987 No data No data No data No data No data 5 1987 0.1 No PEL derived 2002 0.1 No PEL derived 2002 No data No data No data No data No data 6.3 1997
Triallate

CASRN 2303175
Organic
Pesticides
Carbamate pesticides
No data 0.24 1992 No data No data No data Insufficient data 1992 230 1992 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Tribromomethane
Bromoform
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Halogenated methanes
No data Insufficient data 1992 No data Insufficient data 1992 Insufficient data 1992 100 1992 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Tributyltin
Organic
Organotin compounds
No data 0.008 1992 No data 0.001 1992 Insufficient data 1992 250 1992 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Trichlorfon

CASRN 52-68-6
1.1 0.009 2012 NRG NRG 2012 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Trichloromethane
Chloroform
CASRN 67663
Organic
Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Halogenated methanes
No data 1.8 1992 No data Insufficient data 1992 Insufficient data 1992 100 1992 No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.1 5 50 50 1991 No data No data
Trichlorophenols
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
Chlorinated phenols
No data 18 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data 0.05 0.5 5 5 1991 No data No data
Tricyclohexyltin
Organic
Organotin compounds
No data Insufficient data 1992 No data Insufficient data 1992 Insufficient data 1992 250 1992 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Trifluralin

CASRN 1582098
Organic
Pesticides
Dinitroaniline pesticides
No data 0.2 1993 No data No data No data Insufficient data 1992 45 1992 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Triphenyltin
Organic
Organotin compounds
No data 0.022 1992 No data No data 1992 Insufficient data 1992 820 1992 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Turbidity
Physical
Turbidity, clarity and suspended solids
Total particulate matter
No data Narrative 1999 No data Narrative 1999 No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data
Uranium

CASRN 7440-61-1
Inorganic
Metals
33 15 2011 NRG NRG 2011 10 1987 200 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data 23 23 33 300 2007 No data No data
Vanadium
Inorganic
Metals
No data No data No data No data No data No data 100 1987 100 1987 No data No data No data No data No data No data 130 130 130 130 1997 No data No data
Xylene
Organic
Monocyclic aromatic compounds
No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data No data Table Table Table Table 2004 No data No data
Zinc
Inorganic
Metals
No data 30 1987 No data No data No data Equation 1987 50 000 1987 123 000 315 000 1998 124 000 271 000 1998 200 200 360 360 1999 No data No data