Canadian Council of Ministers
of the Environment

Le Conseil canadien des ministres
de l'environnement

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Barium


Parameter 1: INORGANIC
Parameter 3: Metals

Water Quality for the Protection of Aquatic Life

Freshwater

Concentration (µg/L)

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Date

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Marine

Concentration (µg/L)

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Date

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Water Quality for the Protection of Agriculture

Irrigation

Concentration (µg/L)

No data

Date

No data

Livestock

Concentration (µg/L)

No data

Date

No data

Sediment Quality for the Protection of Aquatic Life

Freshwater

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - ISQG

No data

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - PEL

No data

Date

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Marine

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - ISQG

No data

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - PEL

No data

Date

No data

Soil Quality for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health

Further documentation on these guidelines can be found in the Canadian Environment Quality Guidelines.
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Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Agricultural

750

aData are sufficient and adequate to calculate only a SQGHH. It is greater than the corresponding interim soil quality criteria (CCME 1991).  Therefore the interim soil quality criterion (and 1999 soil quality guideline) is retained as the soil quality guideline for this land use.

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Residential / parkland

500

aData are sufficient and adequate to calculate only a SQGHH. It is greater than the corresponding interim soil quality criteria (CCME 1991).  Therefore the interim soil quality criterion (and 1999 soil quality guideline) is retained as the soil quality guideline for this land use.

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Commercial

2000

aData are sufficient and adequate to calculate only a SQGHH. It is greater than the corresponding interim soil quality criteria (CCME 1991).  Therefore the interim soil quality criterion (and 1999 soil quality guideline) is retained as the soil quality guideline for this land use.

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Industrial

2000

aData are sufficient and adequate to calculate only a SQGHH. It is greater than the corresponding interim soil quality criteria (CCME 1991).  Therefore the interim soil quality criterion (and 1999 soil quality guideline) is retained as the soil quality guideline for this land use.

Date

2013

Tissue Residue Quality for the Protection of Widlife Consumer of Aquatic Biota

Concentration (µg/kg diet wet weight)

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Date

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