Canadian Council of Ministers
of the Environment

Le Conseil canadien des ministres
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Chromium (total)


CASRN: 7440-47-3
Parameter 1: INORGANIC
Parameter 3: Metals

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

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Freshwater

Concentration (μg/kg dry weight) - ISQG

37 300
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Chromium 2 19 49

Concentration (μg/kg dry weight) - PEL

90 000
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Chromium 2 19 49

Date

1998

Marine

Concentration (μg/kg dry weight) - ISQG

52 300
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Chromium 4 15 53

Concentration (μg/kg dry weight) - PEL

160 000
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Chromium 4 15 53

Date

1998

Soil Quality for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health

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Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Agricultural

64

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). The corresponding interim soil quality criterion (CCME 1991) is superseded by the soil quality guideline.

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

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

64

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). The corresponding interim soil quality criterion (CCME 1991) is superseded by the soil quality guideline.

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

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Commercial

87

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). The corresponding interim soil quality criterion (CCME 1991) is superseded by the soil quality guideline.

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

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Industrial

87

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). The corresponding interim soil quality criterion (CCME 1991) is superseded by the soil quality guideline.

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

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