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Boron


Parameter 1: INORGANIC
Parameter 3: Metals

Water Quality for the Protection of Aquatic Life

Further documentation on these guidelines can be found in the Canadian Environment Quality Guidelines.
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Freshwater

Short Term Concentration (µg/L)

29,000μg/L or 29mg/L

Long Term Concentration (µg/L)

1,500μg/L or 1.5mg/L

Date

2009

Marine

Short Term Concentration (µg/L)

NRG

Long Term Concentration (µg/L)

NRG

Date

2009

Water Quality for the Protection of Agriculture

Irrigation

Concentration (µg/L)

Variable

= 500 µg/L for blackberries

= 500-1000 µg/L for peaches, cherries, plums, grapes, cowpeas, onions, garlic, sweet potatoes, wheat barley, sunflowers, mung beans, sesame, lupins, strawberries, Jerusalem artichokes, kidney beans, and lima beans

= 1000-2000 µg/L for red peppers, peas, carrots, radishes, potatoes, and cucumbers

= 2000-4000 µg/L for lettuce, cabbage, celery, turnips, Kentucky bluegrass, oats, corn, artichokes, tobacco, mustard, clover, squash, and muskmelons

= 4000-6000 µg/L for sorghum, tomatoes, alfalfa, purple vetch, parsley, red beets, and sugar beets

= 6000 µg/L for asparagus

No fact sheet created. For more information on this guideline, please refer to Canadian Water Quality Guidelines (CCREM 1987).

Date

1987

Livestock

Concentration (µg/L)

5000

No fact sheet created. For more information on this guideline, please refer to Canadian Water Quality Guidelines (CCREM 1987).

Date

1987

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

2

Value applies to hot water soluble boron.

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

1991

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

Concentration (µg/kg diet wet weight)

No data

Date

No data