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Dichloro diphenyl dichloroethane, 2,2-Bis (p-chlorophenyl)-1,1-dichloroethane

Synonyms and/or acronyms: DDD
Parameter 1: ORGANIC
Parameter 2: Pesticides
Parameter 3: Organochlorine compounds

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

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

3.54
Guideline   % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
sediment (freshwater) DDTs      
  DDD 3 30 85
  DDE 6 20 47
  DDT (Provisional: adoption of marine ISQG) (Provisional: adoption of marine PEL) 8 5 59

Note:
Sum of p,p’ and o,p’ isomers for DDD, DDE, and DDT.
DDT freshwater ISQG provisional: adoption of marine ISQG
DDT freshwater PEL provisional: adoption of marine PEL

Concentration (μg/kg dry weight) - PEL

8.51
Guideline   % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
sediment (freshwater) DDTs      
  DDD 3 30 85
  DDE 6 20 47
  DDT (Provisional: adoption of marine ISQG) (Provisional: adoption of marine PEL) 8 5 59

Note:
Sum of p,p’ and o,p’ isomers for DDD, DDE, and DDT.
DDT freshwater ISQG provisional: adoption of marine ISQG
DDT freshwater PEL provisional: adoption of marine PEL

Date

1998

Marine

Concentration (μg/kg dry weight) - ISQG

1.22
Guideline   % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
sediment (marine) DDTs      
  DDD 4 11 46
  DDE 5 16 50
  DDT 8 5 59

Note:
Sum of p,p’ and o,p’ isomers for DDD, DDE, and DDT.

Concentration (μg/kg dry weight) - PEL

7.81
Guideline   % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
sediment (marine) DDTs      
  DDD 4 11 46
  DDE 5 16 50
  DDT 8 5 59

Note:
Sum of p,p’ and o,p’ isomers for DDD, DDE, and DDT.

Date

1998

Soil Quality for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Agricultural

No data

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

No data

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Commercial

No data

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Industrial

No data

Date

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

Concentration (µg/kg diet wet weight)

No data

Guideline refer to the toal concentration of the contaminant found in an aquatic organism on a wet weight basis that is not expected to result in adverse effects in predaceous wildlife

Date

No data