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Toluene


CASRN: 108883
Parameter 1: ORGANIC
Parameter 2: Monocyclic aromatic compounds

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

Concentration (µg/L)

2

Interim guideline.

The technical document for the guideline is available from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

Substance has been re-evaluated since CCREM 1987 + Appendixes. Either a new guideline has been derived or insufficient data existed to derive a new guideline.

Date

1996

Marine

Concentration (µg/L)

215

Interim guideline.

Substance has been re-evaluated since CCREM 1987 + Appendixes. Either a new guideline has been derived or insufficient data existed to derive a new guideline.

Date

1996

Water Quality for the Protection of Agriculture

Irrigation

Concentration (µg/L)

Insufficient data

No fact sheet created.
The technical document for this guideline is available from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

Date

1996

Livestock

Concentration (µg/L)

24

No fact sheet created.
The technical document for this guideline is available from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

Date

1996

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

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

Table
Guideline Coarse Fine
Toluene (mg/kg)    
Surface (≤1.5m) 0.37 0.08
Subsoil (>1.5m) 0.37 0.08

Notes :
Data are sufficient and adequate to calculate a Soil Quality Guideline for Human Health (SQGHH) and a Soil Quality Guideline for Environmental health (SQGE). Therefore the soil quality guideline is the lower of the two and represents a fully integrated and de novo guideline for this land use.

Free-phase formation, a circumstance deemed unacceptable by many jurisdictions, occurs when a substance exceeds its solubility limit in soil water. The concentration at which this occurs is dependent on a number of factors, including soil texture, porosity, and aeration porosity. Under the assumptions used for this guideline, at concentrations greater than 660 mg·kg-1 in coarse soil, or 680 mg·kg-1 in fine soil, formation of free-phase toluene will likely occur. Contact jurisdiction for guidance.

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

Table
Guideline Coarse Fine
Toluene (mg/kg)    
Surface (≤1.5m) 0.37 0.08
Subsoil (>1.5m) 0.37 0.08

Notes :
Data are sufficient and adequate to calculate a Soil Quality Guideline for Human Health (SQGHH) and a Soil Quality Guideline for Environmental health (SQGE). Therefore the soil quality guideline is the lower of the two and represents a fully integrated and de novo guideline for this land use.

Free-phase formation, a circumstance deemed unacceptable by many jurisdictions, occurs when a substance exceeds its solubility limit in soil water. The concentration at which this occurs is dependent on a number of factors, including soil texture, porosity, and aeration porosity. Under the assumptions used for this guideline, at concentrations greater than 660 mg·kg-1 in coarse soil, or 680 mg·kg-1 in fine soil, formation of free-phase toluene will likely occur. Contact jurisdiction for guidance.

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Commercial

Table
Guideline Coarse Fine
Toluene (mg/kg)    
Surface (≤1.5m) 0.37 0.08
Subsoil (>1.5m) 0.37 0.08

Notes :
Data are sufficient and adequate to calculate a Soil Quality Guideline for Human Health (SQGHH) and a Soil Quality Guideline for Environmental health (SQGE). Therefore the soil quality guideline is the lower of the two and represents a fully integrated and de novo guideline for this land use.

Free-phase formation, a circumstance deemed unacceptable by many jurisdictions, occurs when a substance exceeds its solubility limit in soil water. The concentration at which this occurs is dependent on a number of factors, including soil texture, porosity, and aeration porosity. Under the assumptions used for this guideline, at concentrations greater than 660 mg·kg-1 in coarse soil, or 680 mg·kg-1 in fine soil, formation of free-phase toluene will likely occur. Contact jurisdiction for guidance.

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Industrial

Table
Guideline Coarse Fine
Toluene (mg/kg)    
Surface (≤1.5m) 0.37 0.08
Subsoil (>1.5m) 0.37 0.08

Notes :
Data are sufficient and adequate to calculate a Soil Quality Guideline for Human Health (SQGHH) and a Soil Quality Guideline for Environmental health (SQGE). Therefore the soil quality guideline is the lower of the two and represents a fully integrated and de novo guideline for this land use.

Free-phase formation, a circumstance deemed unacceptable by many jurisdictions, occurs when a substance exceeds its solubility limit in soil water. The concentration at which this occurs is dependent on a number of factors, including soil texture, porosity, and aeration porosity. Under the assumptions used for this guideline, at concentrations greater than 660 mg·kg-1 in coarse soil, or 680 mg·kg-1 in fine soil, formation of free-phase toluene will likely occur. Contact jurisdiction for guidance.

Date

2004

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

Concentration (µg/kg diet wet weight)

No data

Date

No data