Environmental quality standard

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Amount of an effluent or pollutant which is accepted in a certain environment, such as the amount of trace elements in drinking water or the amount of additives in food (United Nations 1992).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations


United Nations (1992) Terminology Bulletin No 344 on Environment and Development

United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database (UNTERM)

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

See also

External Resources


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