Additional notes from Canadian government: CANADA Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) – the aesthetic objective for DOC is 5 mg/L. High levels of organic carbon in water may be associated with colour, turbidity, and taste and odour problems.



Maine Maximum Exposure Guideline limit:

USA Primary Drinking Water Standard limit:

USA Secondary Drinking Water Standard limit:

Canada Health standard limit:

Canada Aesthetic standard limit:

USA daily recommended allowance:

Other standard:


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