Canadian Council of Ministers
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de l'environnement

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2-Methylnaphthalene

Synonyms and/or acronyms: PAHs
Parameter 1: ORGANIC
Parameter 2: Polyaromatic compounds
Parameter 3: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

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

20.2

Provisional: adoption of marine ISQG

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - PEL

201

Provisional: adoption of marine PEL

Date

1998

Marine

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - ISQG

20.2
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)      
Acenaphthene 8 29 57
Acenaphthylene 7 14 51
Anthracene 9 20 75
Benz(a)anthracene 9 16 78
Benzo(a)pyrene 8 22 71
Chrysene 9 19 72
Dibenz(a,h)anthracene 16 12 65
Fluoranthene 10 20 80
Fluorene 12 20 70
2-Methylnaphthalene 0 23 82
Naphthalene 3 19 71
Phenanthrene 8 23 78
Pyrene 7 19 83

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - PEL

201
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)      
Acenaphthene 8 29 57
Acenaphthylene 7 14 51
Anthracene 9 20 75
Benz(a)anthracene 9 16 78
Benzo(a)pyrene 8 22 71
Chrysene 9 19 72
Dibenz(a,h)anthracene 16 12 65
Fluoranthene 10 20 80
Fluorene 12 20 70
2-Methylnaphthalene 0 23 82
Naphthalene 3 19 71
Phenanthrene 8 23 78
Pyrene 7 19 83

Date

1998

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
Guideline % = ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG < % = PEL
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)      
Acenaphthene 8 29 57
Acenaphthylene 7 24 51
Anthracene 9 20 75
Benz(a)anthracene 9 16 78
Benzo(a)pyrene 8 22 71
Chrysene 9 19 72
Dibenz(a,h)anthracene 16 12 65
Fluoranthene 10 20 80
Fluorene 12 20 70
2-Methylnaphthalene 0 23 82
Naphthalene 3 19 71
Phenanthrene 8 23 78
Pyrene 7 19 83

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Commercial

No data

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Industrial

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Date

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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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