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    Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality: Guideline Technical Document ...

    Chromium occurs naturally in small amounts in rocks and soils, some of which is released into the aquatic environment through weathering and erosion processes. This guideline technical document reviews and assesses all identified health risks associated with chromium in drinking water. It...
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    Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality: Guideline Technical Document ...

    Diazinon (C12H21N2O3PS) is an organophosphorus insecticide used for the control of soil and household insect pests, as well as sucking and chewing insects and mites on a wide variety of crops. It is also used as an animal ectoparasiticide. The maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) for diazinon...
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    Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality: Guideline Technical Document ...

    Canadians can be exposed to carbon tetrachloride through its presence in air and drinking water. In addition, certain segments of the population may be exposed through the use of specific consumer products or in occupational settings. The maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) for carbon...
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    Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality: Guideline Technical Document ...

    Chlorpyrifos (C9H11Cl3NO3PS) is an organophosphorus insecticide used for the control of mosquitoes, flies, various crop pests in soil and on foliage, household pests and aquatic larvae. It is also used on sheep and cattle for the control of ectoparasites. The maximum acceptable concentration...
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    Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality: Guideline Technical Document ...

    Naturally occurring barium can be found in most types of rocks and can enter surface and groundwater by leaching and eroding from sedimentary rocks. A maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) for total barium in drinking water is 2.0 mg/L (2,000 µg/L).
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    Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality: Guideline Technical Document ...

    Boron is an essential element for plant growth and is applied directly to the soil as a plant fertilizer. Sodium borate and boric acid are used as fungistatic agents on vegetables, fruits and trees. The maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) for boron in drinking water is 5 mg/L (5000 µg/L).
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    Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality: Guideline Technical Document ...

    Carbofuran is degraded in soil by hydrolysis, microbial action and, to a lesser extent, photo-decomposition. Its persistence is dependent upon pH, soil type, temperature, moisture content and the microbial population. The maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) for carbofuran in drinking water is...
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    Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality: Guideline Technical Document ...

    Atrazine is used extensively in Canada as a pre- and post-emergence weed control agent, primarily for corn but also for rapeseed, and for total vegetation control in non-cropland and industrial areas. The maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) for atrazine in drinking water is 0.005 mg/L (5 µg/L).
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    Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality: Guideline Technical Document ...

    Azinphos-methyl (C10H12N3O3PS2) is an organophosphorus insecticide and acaricide used for the control of a variety of pests for many fruit, vegetable, grain and forage crops. The maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) for azinphos-methyl in drinking water is 0.02 mg/L (20 µg/L).
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