EU. Environmental Quality Standards, Annex I, Part A (2008/105/EC)

This list contains environmental quality standards (EQS), including annual averages and maximum allowable concentrations, for priority substances and certain other pollutants as provided for in Article 16 of Directive 2000/60/EC.

Cadmium, elemental

EC / List no: 231-152-8 CAS no: 7440-43-9
AA-EQS Inland
0.15 µg/l
AA-EQS Other
0.2 µg/l
MAC-EQS Inland
0.9 µg/l
0.9 µg/l
Calculation Basis
Water Class 4: 100 to < 200 mg CaCO3/l
6 For Cadmium and its compounds (No 6) the EQS values vary depending on the hardness of the water as specified in five class categories (Class 1: < 40 mg CaCO3/l, Class 2: 40 to < 50 mg CaCO3/l, Class 3: 50 to < 100 mg CaCO3/l, Class 4: 100 to < 200 mg CaCO3/l and Class 5: ≥ 200 mg CaCO3/l).

12 Unless otherwise specified, the EQS parameter expressed as an annual average value (AA-EQS) applies to the total concentration of all isomers.

13 Inland surface waters encompass rivers and lakes and related artificial or heavily modified water bodies.

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