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Characterisation Method Information
Characterisation Method Name:
NOx impact on Morbidity
Date Completed:
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.

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