Canadian Council of Ministers
of the Environment

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de l'environnement

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Methylmercury


Parameter 1: ORGANIC

Water Quality for the Protection of Aquatic Life

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Freshwater

Concentration (μg/L)

0.004

Interim guideline. May not protect fully high trophic level fish.

Date

2003

Marine

Concentration (μg/L)

NRG

Date

2003

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

No data

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

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Agricultural

No data

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

No data

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Commercial

No data

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Industrial

No data

Date

No data

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

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Concentration (µg/kg diet wet weight)

33

Date

2001