Canadian Council of Ministers
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de l'environnement

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Aroclor 1254

Synonyms and/or acronyms: PCBs
Parameter 1: ORGANIC
Parameter 2: Polyaromatic compounds
Parameter 3: Polychlorinated biphenyls

Water Quality for the Protection of Aquatic Life

Freshwater

Concentration (µg/L)

No data

Date

No data

Marine

Concentration (µg/L)

No data

Date

No data

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

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

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - ISQG

60

Provisional; adoption of lowest effect level from Ontario (Persaud et al. 1993)

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - PEL

340

Provisional; 1% TOC; adoption of severe effect level of 34 µg/g TOC from Ontario (Persaud et al. 1993)

Date

2001

Marine

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - ISQG

63.3
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Aroclor 1254 1 24 76
Total PCBs 16 37 55

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - PEL

709
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Aroclor 1254 1 24 76
Total PCBs 16 37 55

Date

2001

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

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

Concentration (µg/kg diet wet weight)

No data

Date

No data