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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
Cd soil emissions impact on morbidity
Date Completed:
Principal Method Name:
EPS: equivalency method
Method Description:
In "Cd air emissions impact on morbidity" the characterisation factor for Cd emitted to air and deposited to soil from air
was estimated to 0.498E-04 person-years/kg Cd. 10% of the air emissions is estimated to
deposit on agricultural soils. Therefore the characterisation factor for Cd emissions
directly to soil is ten times as large, i.e. 5E-04 .
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 includes all types of emissions of Cd to soil, such as addition of sludge, ashes and fertilisers. The flow group includes any emission on the globe 1990.

Existing Characterisation Factors of Cd soil 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 = Soil
Geography = *
Cd 5E-04 p yr/kg