Great Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory
Initial Inventory Using 1993 Data
An ongoing initiative of the air regulatory agencies in the eight Great Lake states and the province of Ontario.
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- Project Overview
- Press Release (8/24/98)
- The Great Lakes Commission announces the much anticipated release of the Air Toxic Emissions Inventory.
- Sample Data (PDF) Suitable for use by the media
- The inventory focuses on 49 toxic pollutants identified as significant contributors to the contamination of the Great Lakes. The five pollutants with the highest emissions levels in the region include Methylene Chloride, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, Tetrachloroethylene, Manganese and Lead. Please note that these graphics are representative of data available at time of publication, these will change as more data becomes available.
- Inventory Development Timeline
- State and provincial air regulatory agencies have been working collaboratively since 1987 to develop a regionwide database of airborne toxic pollutant emissions from point and area sources.
- U.S. EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
- IRIS is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment. The 49 toxic substances in the Great Lakes Regional Air Emissions Inventory are among those pollutants found in the database. IRIS is updated monthly.
Please direct comments or questions about the Great Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory to Kevin Yam at firstname.lastname@example.org or Steering Committee Chair Orlando Cabrera-Rivera at email@example.com
Air Quality in the Great Lakes Region