Guideline value


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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

The concentration or measure of a water qualikty characteristic that , based on present knowledge, either does not result in any significant risk to the health of the consumer (e.g., MAC), or is associated with good quality water (e.g., aesthetic guideline) (WHO 2004).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations


WHO (2004) Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality, 3rd ed

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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