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Updated indicators of Swedish national human toxicity and ecotoxicity footprints using USEtox 2.01

Maria Nordborg (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori) ; Rickard Arvidsson (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys) ; Göran Finnveden ; Christel Cederberg (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori) ; Louise Sörme ; Viveka Palm ; Kristin Stamyr ; Sverker Molander (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys)
Environmental impact assessment review (0195-9255). (2016)
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

In a recent paper, Sörme et al. (Environ. Impact Assess. Rev., 56, 2016), took a first step towards an indicator of a national chemical footprint, and applied it to Sweden. Using USEtox 1.01, they calculated national impact potentials for human toxicity and ecotoxicity. The results showed that zinc dominated impacts, both for human toxicity and ecotoxicity. We calculated updated indicators of the Swedish national human toxicity and ecotoxicity footprint using USEtox 2.01. We also compared impact potentials based on USEtox with the mass of chemical emissions. The two model versions produced relatively consistent results. Zinc is still a major contributor to the human toxicity and ecotoxicity impact potentials when characterized with USEtox 2.01. The mass-based indicator pinpoints somewhat different substances than the impact-based indicators.

Nyckelord: Chemical footprint, USEtox, Ecotoxicity, Human toxicity, Zinc, E-PRTR



Denna post skapades 2016-11-01. Senast ändrad 2016-11-15.
CPL Pubid: 244574

 

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