Updated indicators of Swedish national human toxicity and ecotoxicity footprints using USEtox 2.01
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

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.

Zinc

E-PRTR

USEtox

Chemical footprint

Ecotoxicity

Human toxicity

Författare

Maria Nordborg

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori

Rickard Arvidsson

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys

Göran Finnveden

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)

Christel Cederberg

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori

Louise Sörme

Statistiska centralbyrån (SCB)

Viveka Palm

Statistiska centralbyrån (SCB)

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)

Kristin Stamyr

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)

Sverker Molander

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys

Environmental Impact Assessment Review

0195-9255 (ISSN)

Vol. 62 110-114

Ämneskategorier

Miljövetenskap

DOI

10.1016/j.eiar.2016.08.004

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