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1,1,2-Trichloroethene

Synonyms and/or acronyms: TCE (Trichloroethylene)
CASRN: 79-01-6
Parameter 1: ORGANIC
Parameter 2: Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Parameter 3: Chlorinated ethenes

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)

21

Interim guideline.

Guideline value slightly modified from CCREM 1987 + Appendixes due to re-evaluation of the significant figures.

Date

1991

Marine

Concentration (μg/L)

Insufficient data

Date

1991

Water Quality for the Protection of Agriculture

Irrigation

Concentration (μg/L)

Insufficient data

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

Date

1991

Livestock

Concentration (μg/L)

50

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

Interim guideline.

Date

1991

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

0.01

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 de novo guideline for this land use, derived in accordance with the soil protocol (CCME 1996;2006).

This guideline may be less than the common limit of detection in some jurisdictions. Contact jurisdictions for guidance.

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

0.01

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 de novo guideline for this land use, derived in accordance with the soil protocol (CCME 1996;2006).

This guideline may be less than the common limit of detection in some jurisdictions. Contact jurisdictions for guidance.

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Commercial

0.01

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 de novo guideline for this land use, derived in accordance with the soil protocol (CCME 1996;2006).

This guideline may be less than the common limit of detection in some jurisdictions. Contact jurisdictions for guidance.

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Industrial

0.01

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 de novo guideline for this land use, derived in accordance with the soil protocol (CCME 1996;2006).

This guideline may be less than the common limit of detection in some jurisdictions. Contact jurisdictions for guidance.

Date

2006

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

Concentration (µg/kg diet wet weight)

No data

Date

No data