Aesthetic objective


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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

The term applies to certain substances or characteristics of drinking water that can affect its acceptance by consumers (taste, odor or color) or interfere with practices for supplying good water. For certain parameters, both aesthetic objectives and health-related guidelines (maximum acceptable concentrations, or MACs) are derived. Where only aesthetic objectives are specified, the values are below those considered to constitute a health hazard.

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Interpretations and Explanations


Health Canada. Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality, Sixth Edition, 1996

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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