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Short Name
DataStream Characteristic Name
Method Speciation
Sample FractionGuideline NameUnitRegion
Guideline Publisher
TypeFreshwater AcuteFreshwater ChronicFreshwater NotesMarine AcuteMarine ChronicMarine NotesSpec Sheet Url
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C9H6Cl6O3S.alpha.-Endosulfanalpha-Endosulfanµg/LUSUSEPAvalue0.220.056This value was derived from data for endosulfan and is most appropriately applied to the sum of alpha-endosulfan and beta-endosulfan.0.0340.0087https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-10/documents/45fedreg7.pdf
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C9H6Cl6O3S.beta.-Endosulfanbeta-Endosulfanµg/LUSUSEPAvalue0.220.056This value was derived from data for endosulfan and is most appropriately applied to the sum of alpha-endosulfan and beta-endosulfan.0.0340.0087https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-10/documents/45fedreg7.pdf
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1,1,2-Trichloroethane1,1,2-Trichloroethaneµg/LCACCMEvalue-21--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/161/
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1,2-Dichloroethane1,2-Dichloroethaneµg/LCACCMEvalue-100--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/160/
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1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene1,2,3-Trichlorobenzeneµg/LCACCMEvalue-8--http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=33
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1,2,3,4-Tetrachlorobenzene1,2,3,4-Tetrachlorobenzeneµg/LCACCMEvalue-1.8--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/158/
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1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene1,2,4-Trichlorobenzeneµg/LCACCMEvalue-24-5.4http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/157/
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2,4-D2,4-DPhenoxy herbicidesµg/LCACCMEvalue-4--http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=165
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3-Iodo-2-propynyl butyl carbamate
3-Iodo-2-propynyl butyl carbamateµg/LCACCMEvalue-1.9--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/188/
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AcenaphtheneAcenaphtheneµg/LCACCMEvalue-5.8--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/201/
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AcridineAcridine (substituted PAH)µg/LCACCMEvalue-4.4--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/201/
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C3H4OAcroleinAcroleinµg/LUSUSEPAvalue33--https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-12/documents/ambient-wqc-acrolein.pdf
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AldicarbTotalAldicarbµg/LCACCMEvalue-1Applies to the concentration of total aldicarb residues (comprising aldicarb, aldicarb sulphoxide (ASO), and aldicarb sulphone (ASO2)-0.15http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/140/
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C12H8Cl6AldrinAldrinµg/LUSUSEPAvalue3-1.3-https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-03/documents/ambient-wqc-aldrin-1980.pdf
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Alkalinity, totalas CaCO3Alkalinitymg/LUSUSEPAvalue-20
The CCC of 20mg/L is a minimum value except where alkalinity is naturally lower, in which case the criterion cannot be lower than 25% of the natural level. NO FORMULA - too complicated
--https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-10/documents/quality-criteria-water-1986.pdf
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AlAluminumTotalAluminumµg/LCACCME
formula
-if (pH < 6.5) {5;} else if (pH ≥ 6.5) {100;}--http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=4
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Ammoniaas NAmmonia (un-ionized)mg/LCACCMEvalue-0.016was in ug/l--http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=6
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Ammoniaas NH3Ammonia (un-ionized)mg/LCACCMEvalue-0.019was in ug/l--http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=6
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Ammoniaas NAmmoniamg/LUSUSEPA
formula
MIN({0.275/[1+10^(7.204-ph)]}+{39/[1+10^(ph-7.204)]}, 0.7249*{0.0114/[1+10^(7.204-ph)]+1.6181/[1+10^(ph-7.204)]}*{23.12*10^[0.036*(20-T)]})
0.8876*{0.0278/[1+10^(7.688-pH)]+1.1994/[1+10^(pH-7.688)]}*{2.126*10^[0.028*(10-MAX(T,7))]}--
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-08/documents/aquatic-life-ambient-water-quality-criteria-for-ammonia-freshwater-2013.pdf (page 53/25
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AnilineAnilineµg/LCACCMEvalue-2.2--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/142/
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AnthraceneAnthraceneµg/LCACCMEvalue-0.012--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/201/
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AsArsenicTotalArsenicµg/LCACCMEvalue-5-12.5http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/143/
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Diss. AsArsenicTotal, DissolvedArsenicµg/LUSUSEPAvalue3401506936https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-03/documents/metals-criteria-interpret-aqlife-memo.pdf
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AtrazineAtrazineµg/LCACCMEvalue-1.8--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/144/
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Azinphos-methylGuthionµg/LUSUSEPAvalue-0.01-0.01https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-10/documents/quality-criteria-water-1986.pdf
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Benz[a]anthraceneBenz(a)anthraceneµg/LCACCMEvalue-0.018--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/201/
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BenzeneBenzeneµg/LCACCMEvalue-370-110http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/145/
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Benzo[a]pyreneBenz(a)pyreneµg/LCACCMEvalue-0.015--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/201/
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BBoronBoronµg/LCACCMEvalue290001500--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/324/
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Branched p-nonylphenolNonylphenol and its ethoxylatesµg/LCACCMEvalue-1-0.7http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/198/
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BromacilBromacilµg/LCACCMEvalue-5--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/146/
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BromoxynilBromoxynilµg/LCACCMEvalue-5--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/147/
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CdCadmiumTotalCadmiumµg/LCACCME
formula
if (hardness < 5.3) {0.11;} else if (hardness > 360) {7.7;} else {10^(1.016(log*(hardness))-1.71)}
if (hardness > 0 and < 17) {0.04;} else if (hardness > 280) {0.37;} else {10^(0.83(log*(hardness))-2.46)}-0.12http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/148/
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CdCadmiumTotalCadmiumµg/LUSUSEPA
formula
EXP(.9789*LN(hardness)-3.866)EXP(.7977*(LN(hardness))-3.909)337.9https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-03/documents/cadmium-final-factsheet.pdf
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Diss. CdCadmiumDissolvedCadmiumµg/LUSUSEPA
formula
EXP(.9789*LN(hardness)-3.866)*(1.136672-(LN(hardness)*(.041838)))
EXP(.7977*(LN(hardness))-3.909)*(1.101672-(LN(hardness)*(.041838)))32.8027.8526https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-03/documents/cadmium-final-factsheet.pdf
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CaptanCaptanµg/LCACCMEvalue-1.3--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/149/
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CarbamazepineCarbamazepineµg/LCACCMEvalueNRG10--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/358
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CarbarylCarbarylµg/LCACCMEvalue3.30.25.70.29http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/150/
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C12H11NO2CarbarylCarbarylµg/LUSUSEPAvalue2.12.11.6-
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-08/documents/fact_sheet_final-national-recommended-ambient-water-quality-criteria-for-carbaryl-2012.pdf
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CarbofuranCarbofuranµg/LCACCMEvalue-1.8--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/151/
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ChloramineReactive Chlorine Speciesµg/LCACCMEvalue-0.5-0.5http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=194
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C10H6Cl8ChlordaneChlordaneµg/LUSUSEPAvalue2.40.00430.090.004https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-03/documents/ambient-wqc-chlordane-1980.pdf
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Cl-ChlorideChloridemg/LCACCMEvalue640120Unit change to mg/l--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/337/
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Cl-ChlorideChloridemg/LUSUSEPAvalue860230--https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-08/documents/chloride-aquatic-life-criteria-1988.pdf
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Chlorine
Total Residual, Comb Available, Free Available
Reactive Chlorine Speciesµg/LCACCMEvalue-0.5-0.5http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=194
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Cl2ChlorineChlorineµg/LUSUSEPAvalue1911137.5https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-10/documents/quality-criteria-water-1986.pdf
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ChloroformTrichloromethaneµg/LCACCMEvalue-1.8--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/184/
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ChlorophenolMonochlorophenolsµg/LCACCMEvalue-7--http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=51
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ChlorothalonilChlorothalonilµg/LCACCMEvalue-0.18-0.36http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/163/
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ChlorpyrifosChlorpyrifosµg/LCACCMEvalue0.020.002-0.002http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/164/
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C9H11Cl3NO3PSChlorpyrifosChlorpyrifosµg/LUSUSEPAvalue0.0830.0410.0110.0056https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-10/documents/quality-criteria-water-1986.pdf
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Cr(III)Chromium(III)TotalChromium, trivalent (Cr(III))µg/LCACCMEvalue-8.9-56http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/165/
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Cr(III)Chromium(III)TotalChromium (III)µg/LUSUSEPA
formula
EXP*(0.819*LN(hardness)+3.7256)EXP(.8190*(LN(hardness))+.6848)--https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-03/documents/1995-updates-wqc-protection-al.pdf
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Diss. Cr(III)Chromium(III)DissolvedChromium (III)µg/LUSUSEPA
formula
EXP*(0.819*LN(hardness)+3.7256)*0.316EXP(.8190*(LN(hardness))+.6848)*0.86--https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-03/documents/1995-updates-wqc-protection-al.pdf
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Cr(VI)Chromium(VI)TotalChromium, hexavalent (Cr(VI))µg/LCACCMEvalue-1-1.5http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/165/
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Cr(IV)Chromium(VI)TotalChromium (VI)µg/LUSUSEPAvalue1611110050https://epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-03/documents/1995-updates-wqc-protection-al.pdf
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Diss. Cr(VI)Chromium(VI)DissolvedChromium (VI)µg/LUSUSEPAvalue15.71210.5821092.349.65https://epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-03/documents/1995-updates-wqc-protection-al.pdf
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CuCopperTotalCopperµg/LCACCME
formula
-
if (hardness < 82) {2;} else if (hardness > 180) {4;} else {0.2*EXP(0.8545*(ln(hardness))-1.465)}if(hardness == NULL){2;}
--http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?factsheet=71
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CuCopperTotalCopperµg/LUSUSEPAvalue--4.83.1https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-02/documents/al-freshwater-copper-2007-revision.pdf
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Diss. CuCopperDissolvedCopperµg/LUSUSEPAvalue--3.9842.573https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-02/documents/al-freshwater-copper-2007-revision.pdf
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CyanazineCyanazineµg/LCACCMEvalue-2-0.5http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/167/
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Cyanideas CNFree AvailableCyanideµg/LCACCMEvalue-5--http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=73
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Cyanideas CNFree AvailableCyanideµg/LUSUSEPAvalue225.211https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-03/documents/ambient-wqc-cyanide-1984.pdf
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DeltamethrinDeltamethrinµg/LCACCMEvalue-0.0004--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/170/
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DemetonDemetonµg/LUSUSEPAvalue-0.1-0.1https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-10/documents/quality-criteria-water-1986.pdf
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Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalateDi(2-ethylhexyl) phthalateµg/LCACCMEvalue-16--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/206/
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DiazinonDiazinonµg/LUSUSEPAvalue0.170.170.820.82https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-03/documents/ambient-wqc-diazinon-final.pdf
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Dibutyl phthalateDi-n-butyl phthalateµg/LCACCMEvalue-19--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/206/
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DicambaDicambaµg/LCACCMEvalue-10--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/171/
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DichlorophenolDichlorophenolsµg/LCACCMEvalue-0.2--http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=52
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Diclofop-methylDiclofop-methylµg/LCACCMEvalue-6.1--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/172/
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DieldrinDieldrinµg/LUSUSEPAvalue0.240.0560.710.0019https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-03/documents/1995-updates-wqc-protection-al.pdf
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DimethoateDimethoateµg/LCACCMEvalue-6.2--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/173/
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DinosebDinosebµg/LCACCMEvalue-0.05--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/174/
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Dissolved Oxygen (DO)Dissolved Oxygenµg/LCACCMEvalue---8000http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/177/
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EndosulfanEndosulfanµg/LCACCMEvalue0.060.0030.090.002http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/327/
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EndrinEndrinµg/LUSUSEPAvalue0.0860.0360.0370.0023https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-03/documents/1995-updates-wqc-protection-al.pdf
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EthylbenzeneEthylbenzeneµg/LCACCMEvalue-90-25http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/179/
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Ethylene glycolEthylene glycolµg/LCACCMEvalue-192000--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/181/
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FluorantheneFluorantheneµg/LCACCMEvalue-0.04--http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=186
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FluoreneFluoreneµg/LCACCMEvalue-3--http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=187
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F-FluorideFluorideµg/LCACCMEvalue-120--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/180/
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GlyphosateGlyphosateµg/LCACCMEvalue27000800--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/182/
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HeptachlorHeptachlorµg/LUSUSEPAvalue0.520.00380.0530.0036https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-10/documents/45fedreg7.pdf
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Heptachlor EpoxideHeptachlor Epoxideµg/LUSUSEPAvalue0.520.00380.0530.0036https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-10/documents/quality-criteria-water-1986.pdf
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HexachlorobutadieneHexachlorobutadieneµg/LCACCMEvalue-1.3--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/186/
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HexachlorocyclohexaneTotalHexachlorocyclohexaneµg/LCACCMEvalue-0.01--http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=125
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Hydrogen SulfideSulfide-Hydrogen Sulfideµg/LUSUSEPAvalue-2-2https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-10/documents/quality-criteria-water-1986.pdf
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ImidaclopridImidaclopridµg/LCACCMEvalue-0.23-0.65http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/187/
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FeIronTotalIronµg/LCACCMEvalue-300--http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=123
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FeIronTotalIronµg/LUSUSEPAvalue-1000--https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-10/documents/quality-criteria-water-1986.pdf
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PbLeadTotalLeadµg/LCACCME
formula
-if (hardness ≤ 60) {1;} else if (hardness > 180) {7;} else {EXP(1.273(ln(hardness))-4.705)}--http://st-ts.ccme.ca/en/index.html?lang=en&factsheet=124
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PbLeadTotalLeadµg/LUSUSEPA
formula
EXP(1.273*(LN(hardness))-1.460)EXP(1.273*(LN(hardness))-4.705)1405.6https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-02/documents/ambient-wqc-lead-1984.pdf
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Diss. PbLeadDissolvedLeadµg/LUSUSEPA
formula
EXP(1.273*(LN(hardness))-1.460)*(1.46203-(LN(hardness)*(.145712)))
EXP(1.273*(LN(hardness))-4.705)*(1.46203-(LN(hardness))*(.145712))133.145.3256https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-02/documents/ambient-wqc-lead-1984.pdf
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Lindanegamma-BHCµg/LUSUSEPAvalue0.95-0.16-https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-03/documents/1995-updates-wqc-protection-al.pdf
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LinuronLinuronµg/LCACCMEvalue-7--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/189/
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m-Dichlorobenzene1,3-Dichlorobenzeneµg/LCACCMEvalue-150--http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/154/
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MalathionMalathionµg/LUSUSEPAvalue-0.1-0.1https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-10/documents/quality-criteria-water-1986.pdf
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MCPAMCPA
2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA)
µg/LCACCMEvalue-2.6-4.2http://ceqg-rcqe.ccme.ca/download/en/190/
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