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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
Hg water emissions impact on morbidity
Date Completed:
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.

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