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Documents for Public Review and Comment: Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Human Health: Lead

June 15, 2020

Draft Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Human Health: Lead are available for public review and comment until August 4, 2020.

Scientific Criteria Document

Fact Sheet

The draft provisional guidelines revise the 1999 Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for lead for the protection of human health only. The soil quality guidelines for lead for the protection of environmental health have not been revised.

The soil quality guidelines for human health for lead are based on a conservative receptor (a toddler) for agricultural, residential and commercial land uses, and an adult receptor (women of childbearing age, using the toddler toxicological reference value to protect the fetus) for industrial land uses.  

Please submit comments to:

Olivier Berreville
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
360 - 123 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 1A3
Email:  Oberreville@ccme.ca