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Concentrations of Potentially Toxic Nutrients and Contaminants in Drinking Water Generally Considered Safe for Cattle

Concentrations of Potentially Toxic Nutrients and Contaminants in Drinking Water Generally Considered Safe for Cattle

Element

Upper-limit Guideline (mg/L or ppm)

Aluminum

0.5

Arsenic

0.05

Boron

5.0

Cadmium

0.005

Chromium

0.1

Cobalt

1.0

Copper

1.0

Fluorine

2.0

Lead

0.015

Manganese

0.05

Mercury

0.01

Nickel

0.25

Selenium

0.05

Vanadium

0.1

Zinc

5.0

Reprinted with permission from the National Academies Press, copyright 2001, National Academy of Sciences.