The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) develops health-based guidance for chemicals in air, groundwater, and other environmental media in response to requests from programs within MDH and from other Minnesota state agencies.
Minnesota Department of Health
- Guidance Values and Standards for Contaminants in Drinking Water
- Comparison of State Water Guidance and Federal Drinking Water Standards
- Health Risk Limits Rules
- Frequently Asked Questions about MDH Water Guidance
Other Guidance: Chemical Specific
- Guidance for Evaluating the Cancer Potency of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Mixtures in Environmental Samples (PDF)
- Dioxin-Like Compounds
- Lead: Risk Assessment Guidance for Lead in Blood
- Rapid Assessments for Pesticides
- Rapid Assessments for Pharmaceuticals
- Technical and Application Information for Trichloroethylene (TCE)
- Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon: Guidance for Evaluating Health Risks from Gasoline and Diesel Contaminated Drinking Water (PDF)
Other Guidance: Risk Assessment Methods
- Guidance Development Process: MDH has developed a guide with information about the guidance development process.
- Dual Guidance for Drinking Water
- MDH Health Risk Assessment Methods: Incorporating Early-Life Sensitivity into Cancer Risk Assessments for Linear Carcinogens (PDF)
- MDH Health Risk Assessment Methods: Incorporation of Human Equivalent Dose Calculations into Derivation of Oral Reference Doses (PDF)
Also see: Fish Consumption Advice.