Canadian environmental sustainability indicators : releases of harmful substances to the environment. : En4-283/2016E-PDF

"Toxic substances released to the environment can harm human health, wildlife and biological diversity. For instance, toxic metals can be inhaled or deposited onto soil and into water, where they can enter the food chain and accumulate in the tissues of living organisms. Some of these substances can also travel great distances by air. The Releases of Harmful Substances to the Environment indicators track releases of mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) and their compounds to air and water. These substances are listed as toxic1 under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), so their release to the environment is closely monitored. The latest available data from the Air Pollutant Emissions Inventory (APEI) and reported facility releases from the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) are used to calculate these indicators" - p.6.

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Ministère/Organisme Canada. Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Titre Canadian environmental sustainability indicators : releases of harmful substances to the environment.
Type de publication Monographie
Langue [Anglais]
Autres langues publiées [Français]
Format Électronique
Document électronique
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Indicateurs canadiens de durabilité de l'environnement: rejets de substances nocives dans l'environnement.
Includes bibliographical references.
Information sur la publication Gatineau, QC : Environment and Climate Change Canada, c2016.
Description 46 p. : graphs.
ISBN 978-0-660-05394-3
Numéro de catalogue
  • En4-283/2016E-PDF
Descripteurs Toxic substances
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