Guidelines for Canadian drinking water quality : guideline technical document : copper.: H144-13/13-2019E-PDF

"Copper is present in tap water principally as a result of leaching from copper-containing components of distribution and plumbing systems. Copper has been, and continues to be, broadly used in drinking water applications, including in household pipes and in fittings. This guideline technical document reviews and assesses all identified health risks associated with copper in drinking water. It assesses new studies and approaches and takes into consideration the availability of appropriate treatment technology in order to propose a maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) that is protective of human health, measurable and achievable by both municipal and residential scale treatment technologies"--Executive summary, page 1.

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Department/Agency Canada. Health Canada.
Title Guidelines for Canadian drinking water quality : guideline technical document : copper.
Variant title Copper
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) "June 2019."
Issued also in HTML format.
"Your health and safety ... our priority"--Cover.
Issued also in French under title: Recommandations pour la qualité de l’eau potable au Canada : document technique : le cuivre.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information Ottawa, Ontario : Health Canada, 2019.
Description 1 online resource (iii, 79 pages)
ISBN 9780660302843
Catalogue number
  • H144-13/13-2019E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number Pub.: 180904
Subject terms Metals
Drinking water
Water quality
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