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Zinc


Parameter 1: INORGANIC
Parameter 3: Metals

Water Quality for the Protection of Aquatic Life

Freshwater

Concentration (μg/L)

30

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

Date

1987

Marine

Concentration (μg/L)

No data

Date

No data

Water Quality for the Protection of Agriculture

Irrigation

Concentration (μg/L)

Equation

= 1000 µg/L when soil pH < 6.5
= 5000 µg/L when soil pH > 6.5
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)

50 000

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

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

123 000
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Zinc 5 32 36

Concentration (μg/kg dry weight) - PEL

315 000
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Zinc 5 32 36

Date

1998

Marine

Concentration (μg/kg dry weight) - ISQG

124 000
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Zinc 4 27 65

Concentration (μg/kg dry weight) - PEL

271 000
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG < % = PEL
Zinc 4 27 65

Date

1998

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

200

Data are sufficient and adequate to calculate only a Soil Quality Guideline for Environmental Health (SQGE), which is less than the existing interim soil quality criterion (CCME, 1991) for this land use. Therefore the SQGE becomes the soil quality guideline, which supersedes the interim soil quality criterion for this land use.

 

For guidelines derived prior to 2004, differentiation between soil texture (coarse/fine) is not applicable.

 

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

200

Data are sufficient and adequate to calculate only a Soil Quality Guideline for Environmental Health (SQGE), which is less than the existing interim soil quality criterion (CCME, 1991) for this land use. Therefore the SQGE becomes the soil quality guideline, which supersedes the interim soil quality criterion for this land use.

 

For guidelines derived prior to 2004, differentiation between soil texture (coarse/fine) is not applicable.

 

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Commercial

360

Data are sufficient and adequate to calculate only a Soil Quality Guideline for Environmental Health (SQGE), which is less than the existing interim soil quality criterion (CCME, 1991) for this land use. Therefore the SQGE becomes the soil quality guideline, which supersedes the interim soil quality criterion for this land use.

 

For guidelines derived prior to 2004, differentiation between soil texture (coarse/fine) is not applicable.

 

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Industrial

360

Data are sufficient and adequate to calculate only a Soil Quality Guideline for Environmental Health (SQGE), which is less than the existing interim soil quality criterion (CCME, 1991) for this land use. Therefore the SQGE becomes the soil quality guideline, which supersedes the interim soil quality criterion for this land use.

 

For guidelines derived prior to 2004, differentiation between soil texture (coarse/fine) is not applicable.

 

Date

1999

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

Concentration (µg/kg diet wet weight)

No data

Date

No data