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Recommended Maximum Contaminant Level

EPA Terms of Environment Dictionary
The maximum level of a contaminant in drinking water at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on human health would occur, and that includes an adequate margin of safety. Recommended levels are nonenforceable health goals. (See: maximum contaminant level.)
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Environmental Engineering Dictionary
The maximum level of a contaminant in drinking water at which no known or anticipated adverse affect on human health would occur, and that includes an adequate margin of safety. Recommended levels are nonenforceable health goals. Also see Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL).

 

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