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.

Pentabromodiphenyl ethers

EC / List no: 251-084-2 CAS no: 32534-81-9
MAC-EQS Inland
0.14 µg/l
0.014 µg/l
EQS Biota
0.0085 µg/kg
13 Inland surface waters encompass rivers and lakes and related artificial or heavily modified water bodies.

15 For the group of priority substances covered by brominated diphenylethers (No 5), the EQS refers to the sum of the concentrations of congener numbers 28, 47, 99, 100, 153 and 154.

17 Unless otherwise indicated, the biota EQS relate to fish. An alternative biota taxon, or another matrix, may be monitored instead, as long as the EQS applied provides an equivalent level of protection.

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