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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
NOx impact on Morbidity
Version:
1999
Date Completed:
1999
Principal Method Name:
EPS: equivalency method using PM10 as a reference
Method Description:
The characterisation factor is determined by an equivalency method using PM10 as a reference.

In Severe morbidity of EPS for NOx, the equivalent factor was estimated to 1.0.

The characterisation factor of PM10 for morbidity is 3.61E-06 person-years/kg. Thus the characterisation factor of NOx for morbidity is 1.0*3.61E-06 = 3.61E-06 person-years/kg NOx

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 residence time in air in the order of a week. The flow group is emissions anywhere on the globe during 1990.
Notes:

Existing Characterisation Factors of NOx impact on Morbidity
Characterisation Parameter Category Indicator Impact Indication Principle Aspect Substance Quantity Unit Notes
CFactor Morbidity EPS/2000
Type = Emission
Direction = Output
Media = Air
Geography = *
NOx 3.61E-06 p yr/kg