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1,1,2,2- Tetrachloroethene

Synonyms and/or acronyms: PCE (Tetrachloroethylene)
CASRN: 127184
Parameter 1: ORGANIC
Parameter 2: Halogenated aliphatic compounds
Parameter 3: Chlorinated ethenes

Water Quality for the Protection of Aquatic Life

Freshwater

Concentration (µg/L)

110

Interim guideline.

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

Date

1993

Marine

Concentration (µg/L)

Insufficient data

Date

1993

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

1993

Livestock

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

1993

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

0.1

Aliphatic chlorinated hydrocarbons include chloroform dichloroethane (1,1- 1,2-), dichloroethene (1,1- 1,2-) dichloromethane 1,2-dichloropropane, 1,2-dichloropropene (cis and trans) 1,1,2,2-tetrachlorethane carbon tetrachloride trichloroethane (1,1,1- 1,1,2-)

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

0.2

Aliphatic chlorinated hydrocarbons include chloroform dichloroethane (1,1- 1,2-), dichloroethene (1,1- 1,2-) dichloromethane 1,2-dichloropropane, 1,2-dichloropropene (cis and trans) 1,1,2,2-tetrachlorethane carbon tetrachloride trichloroethane (1,1,1- 1,1,2-)

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Commercial

0.5

Aliphatic chlorinated hydrocarbons include chloroform dichloroethane (1,1- 1,2-), dichloroethene (1,1- 1,2-) dichloromethane 1,2-dichloropropane, 1,2-dichloropropene (cis and trans) 1,1,2,2-tetrachlorethane carbon tetrachloride trichloroethane (1,1,1- 1,1,2-)

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Industrial

0.6

Aliphatic chlorinated hydrocarbons include chloroform dichloroethane (1,1- 1,2-), dichloroethene (1,1- 1,2-) dichloromethane 1,2-dichloropropane, 1,2-dichloropropene (cis and trans) 1,1,2,2-tetrachlorethane carbon tetrachloride trichloroethane (1,1,1- 1,1,2-)

Date

1997

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

Concentration (µg/kg diet wet weight)

No data

Date

No data