maximum contaminant level


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maximum contaminant level

The maximum permissible concentration of an inorganic chemical or other contaminant that the EPA will allow in water supplied to any user of a public water system before declaring it unsafe for human consumption.
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48) EPA defines maximum contaminant level goal as "the maximum level of a contaminant in drinking water at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons would occur, and which allows an adequate margin of safety.
A Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG), however, is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health.
section] 300g-l(b)(4)(A) ("Each maximum contaminant level goal .
The bill calls for a study by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to determine an "appropriate maximum contaminant level goal for chromium 6," a substance used as a rust inhibitor and in paint pigment.
8 parts per million fluoride, 70 percent higher than the EPA's maximum contaminant level for drinking water.
The new standards for disinfection by-products will require improved treatment practices and a new Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL), i.
Designed to indicate the maximum contaminant level allowed in commercially marketed foods, the FDA levels -- set in the 1960s and '70s -- were never based on cancer risk assessments, notes National Wildlife Federation scientist Jeffery A.
The second action level was set at the Safe Drinking Water Act maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 5 ppb for TCE.
The Environmental Protection Agency has set a maximum contaminant level for public drinking water, but private well water is not subject to regulation and Is the primary water source in many rural areas of the U.
They exceed the maximum contaminant level according to Janet Brooks, U.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set a maximum contaminant level of 10 ppb for total arsenic in public drinking water supplies--that includes both inorganic and the less toxic organic forms of arsenic.

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