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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
Hg water emissions impact on morbidity
Version:
1999
Date Completed:
1999
Principal Method Name:
EPS: equivalency method
Method Description:
Due to the global mixing processes, the same characterisation is used as for emissions of
mercury to air "Hg air emissions impact on morbidity", i.e. 4.8010 -3 person-years/kg Hg.
Literature Reference:
Steen B (1999b): A systematic approach to environmental priority strategies in product development (EPS). Version 2000 Models and data of the default method CPM report Chalmers University of Technology Sweden
Methodological Range:
The flow group is emissions of mercury to water anywhere in the world, but at amounts that do not cause local thresholds to be exceeded.
Notes:

Existing Characterisation Factors of Hg water emissions impact on morbidity
Characterisation Parameter Category Indicator Impact Indication Principle Aspect Substance Quantity Unit Notes
CFactor Morbidity EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Water
Geography = *
Hg 4.8E-03 p yr/kg