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Arsenic


CASRN: none
Parameter 1: INORGANIC
Parameter 3: Metals

Water Quality for the Protection of Aquatic Life

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Freshwater

Concentration (μg/L)

5

The technical document for the guideline is available from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

Substance has been re-evaluated since CCREM 1987 + Appendixes. Either a new guideline has been derived or insufficient data existed to derive a new guideline.

Date

1997

Marine

Concentration (μg/L)

12.5

Interim guideline.

The technical document for the guideline is available from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

Date

1997

Water Quality for the Protection of Agriculture

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Irrigation

Concentration (μg/L)

100

The technical document for this guideline is available from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

Interim guideline.

Date

1997

Livestock

Concentration (μg/L)

25

The technical document for this guideline is available from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

Interim guideline.

Date

1997

Sediment Quality for the Protection of Aquatic Life

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Freshwater

Concentration (μg/kg dry weight) - ISQG

5900
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Arsenic 5 25 12

Concentration (μg/kg dry weight) - PEL

17 000
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Arsenic 5 25 12

Date

1998

Marine

Concentration (μg/kg dry weight) - ISQG

7240
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Arsenic 3 13 47

Concentration (μg/kg dry weight) - PEL

41 600
Guideline % ≤ ISQG ISQG < % < PEL ISQG % ≥ PEL
Arsenic 3 13 47

Date

1998

Soil Quality for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health

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Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Agricultural

12

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 The corresponding interim soil quality criterion (CCME 1991) is superseded by the soil quality guideline.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

12

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

12

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

12

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