Canadian environmental sustainability indicators : emissions of harmful substances to air.: En4-144/82-2021E-PDF

"Emissions of some substances can harm human health, wildlife and biological diversity. For example, small particles of toxic metals can travel long distances in the air, be inhaled, or settle on the ground and in water. There, they can enter the food web and build up in the tissues of living organisms. Exposure to these substances, even in small amounts, can be hazardous to both humans and wildlife. Mercury and its compounds, lead, and inorganic cadmium compounds are listed as toxic substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The mercury, lead and cadmium emissions to air indicators track the emissions of these substances from human-related activities"--Page 5.

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Department/Agency Canada. Environment and Climate Change Canada, issuing body.
Title Canadian environmental sustainability indicators : emissions of harmful substances to air.
Variant title Emissions of harmful substances to air : Canadian environmental sustainability indicators
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Later edition Canadian environmental sustainability indicators : 2022
Earlier edition Emissions of harmful substances to air : 2020
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Indicateurs canadiens de durabilité de l'environnement : émissions atmosphériques de substances nocives.
Caption title.
"November 2021."
Issued also in HTML format.
Includes bibliographical references (page 27).
Publishing information Gatineau QC : Environment and Climate Change Canada = Environnement et changement climatique Canada, 2021.
Description 1 online resource (35 pages) : maps, graphs
ISBN 9780660386041
Catalogue number
  • En4-144/82-2021E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number EC21032
Subject terms Air -- Pollution -- Canada -- Statistics.
Environmental indicators -- Canada.
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