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Air emissions by production activities and households

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The data, produced accordingly to the Namea satellite account methodology, allow to compare national accounting economic aggregates (production, value added, employment, households’ consumption) with the environmental pressures generated by the various production and households’ consumption activities.
The 1990-2007 time series cover nineteen pollutants: carbon dioxide (CO2), sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), nitrous oxide (N2O), ammonia (NH3), methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO), Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds (NMVOC), particulate matter (PM10), fine particles (PM2,5), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), selenium (Se) e zinc (Zn). The set of Tables include a bridge table that identifies the items that make up the differences between the Namea emission totals and emission totals calculated by Istituto
Superiore per la Ricerca e la Protezione Ambientale (Ispra) within the framework of international conventions: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP).

As regards households’ final consumption, in 2007 this source accounted for 37 per cent of the emissions related to tropospheric ozone formation, more than 20 per cent of particulate matter (22 per cent of PM10 e 25 per cent PM2,5), 23 per cent of copper e 18 per cent of greenhouse gases.

Reference period: 1990-2007

Date of Issue: 01 January 1970

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