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Total Reported Releases & Transfers with Combined Air Release for CANADA in 2006 are
4,808,580,149

Please note:
  • The units of measurement for data presented below are in kilograms (kg), excluding hexachlorobenzene which is measured in grams (g) and dioxins/furans which are measured in grams (g) TEQ.
  • Recycling data is not included in total releases or transfers data. To obtain recycling data, please go to Who is Polluting? or Pollution Rankings.
  • Adjusted Total Releases take into account double counting. To find out more about double counting, see What's new on Pollution Watch.

Breakdown by Pollutants:
(NOTE: Click on the column total number for a detailed look at the data.)


Pollutant * Total Release Adjusted Total Release Total Transfer Total Release and Transfer Percentage*
Combined Total 4,756,047,779 4,750,709,405 52,532,371 4,808,580,149 --
Toxics Total 910,364,559 905,026,185 52,532,371 962,896,930 --
Hydrogen sulphide 547,472,867 547,472,867 2,633 547,475,500 11.39%
Ammonia (Total) 84,119,443 84,119,443 4,977,935 89,097,378 1.85%
Nitrate ion in solution at pH >= 6.0 64,822,768 64,822,768 3,835,794 68,658,562 1.43%
Methanol 31,563,396 31,563,206 5,425,121 36,988,517 .77%
Zinc (and its compounds) 26,310,203 23,617,633 1,606,329 27,916,532 .58%
Phosphorus (total) 20,742,706 20,729,366 2,598,123 23,340,829 .49%
Sulphuric acid 14,608,352 14,608,352 2,235,125 16,843,477 .35%
Manganese (and its compounds) 13,883,036 13,469,936 315,235 14,198,271 .30%
Asbestos (friable form) 14,158,555 13,174,585 0 14,158,555 .29%
Xylene (all isomers) 6,107,212 6,106,272 5,521,038 11,628,250 .24%
Hydrochloric acid 7,576,940 7,576,940 3,743,708 11,320,648 .24%
Toluene 5,846,502 5,846,502 4,942,519 10,789,021 .22%
Lead (and its compounds) 7,524,068 6,559,807 401,213 7,925,281 .16%
Calcium fluoride 6,261,305 6,261,305 771,960 7,033,265 .15%
Ethylene glycol 4,244,242 4,244,242 2,646,359 6,890,601 .14%
n-Hexane 4,561,989 4,561,989 434,277 4,996,266 .10%
Carbonyl sulphide 4,634,899 4,634,899 604 4,635,503 .10%
Methyl ethyl ketone 2,673,805 2,673,805 1,701,731 4,375,536 .09%
Isopropyl alcohol 2,275,504 2,275,504 1,860,127 4,135,631 .09%
Copper (and its compounds) 3,204,401 3,119,601 169,070 3,373,471 .07%
Hydrogen fluoride 3,331,261 3,331,261 12,680 3,343,941 .07%
Styrene 2,744,429 2,744,429 161,083 2,905,512 .06%
Carbon disulphide 2,847,873 2,847,873 0 2,847,873 .06%
Nitric acid 253,335 253,335 2,560,239 2,813,574 .06%
Chromium (and its compounds) 2,471,738 2,372,388 53,229 2,524,967 .05%
Formaldehyde 2,300,864 2,300,864 45,075 2,345,939 .05%
Nickel (and its compounds) 1,718,666 1,711,146 212,160 1,930,826 .04%
Vanadium (except when in an alloy) and its compounds 1,781,071 1,775,311 26,954 1,808,025 .04%
Ethylbenzene 938,071 938,071 862,256 1,800,327 .04%
Aluminum (fume or dust) 1,495,018 1,495,008 210,724 1,705,742 .04%
Benzene 1,505,007 1,505,007 100,502 1,605,509 .03%
Ethylene 1,486,206 1,486,206 0 1,486,206 .03%
Acetaldehyde 1,292,659 1,292,659 4,415 1,297,074 .03%
Cyclohexane 1,174,139 1,174,139 79,329 1,253,468 .03%
n-Butyl alcohol 730,093 730,093 449,296 1,179,389 .02%
2-Butoxyethanol 842,422 842,422 326,876 1,169,298 .02%
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 799,048 799,048 322,210 1,121,258 .02%
Trichloroethylene 598,680 598,680 363,956 962,636 .02%
Phenol (and its salts) 802,796 802,796 78,193 880,989 .02%
Propylene 795,072 795,072 0 795,072 .02%
HCFC-142b 743,704 743,704 0 743,704 .02%
N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone 235,366 235,366 450,827 686,193 .01%
Methyl isobutyl ketone 398,669 398,669 248,038 646,707 .01%
Benzyl chloride 3,871 3,871 621,290 625,161 .01%
Aluminum oxide (fibrous forms) 558,702 558,702 27,242 585,944 .01%
Arsenic (and its compounds) 405,254 384,613 128,167 533,421 .01%
Naphthalene 436,107 436,017 44,208 480,315 --
Chlorine 477,042 477,042 70 477,112 --
Dichloromethane 248,671 248,671 178,835 427,506 --
Chlorine dioxide 392,488 392,488 0 392,488 --
i-Butyl alcohol 301,344 301,344 82,015 383,359 --
Cadmium (and its compounds) 333,159 285,226 7,714 340,873 --
Diethanolamine (and its salts) 274,461 274,461 18,255 292,716 --
Hexavalent chromium compounds 130,080 129,896 160,331 290,411 --
Chloromethane 255,502 255,502 0 255,502 --
Acetonitrile 20,369 20,369 206,094 226,463 --
Tetrachloroethylene 32,172 32,172 189,268 221,440 --
Vinyl acetate 118,097 118,097 101,038 219,135 --
N,N-Dimethylformamide 13,853 13,853 176,243 190,096 --
Acrolein 184,372 184,372 0 184,372 --
Phenanthrene 130,388 130,388 18,258 148,646 --
Cobalt (and its compounds) 135,412 135,332 9,211 144,623 --
Antimony (and its compounds) 116,142 113,122 25,456 141,598 --
Sodium nitrite 30,163 30,163 109,966 140,129 --
Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates 86,654 86,654 42,183 128,837 --
Methyl tert-butyl ether 18,112 18,112 110,102 128,214 --
Pyrene 100,371 100,371 10,135 110,505 --
Methylenebis(phenylisocyanate) 91,350 91,350 15,848 107,198 --
Fluoranthene 94,199 94,199 12,749 106,948 --
Selenium (and its compounds) 95,018 95,018 6,378 101,396 --
HCFC-22 62,359 62,359 38,273 100,632 --
Methyl methacrylate 92,487 92,487 328 92,815 --
1,3-Butadiene 74,802 74,802 8,485 83,287 --
Chlorobenzene 663 663 73,406 74,069 --
Triethylamine 46,877 46,877 27,046 73,923 --
Formic acid 67,751 67,751 625 68,376 --
Chloroform 64,289 64,289 3,746 68,035 --
HCFC-141b 64,600 64,600 0 64,600 --
Fluorine 64,343 64,343 0 64,343 --
Mercury (and its compounds) 30,010 29,406 30,131 60,142 --
Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate 54,902 54,902 4,990 59,892 --
Sulphur hexafluoride 51,601 51,601 0 51,601 --
Cresol (mixed isomers and their salts) 39,584 39,584 400 39,984 --
Benzo(b)fluoranthene 39,256 39,256 399 39,655 --
tert-Butyl alcohol 26,906 26,906 10,838 37,744 --
Sodium fluoride 13,718 13,718 23,104 36,822 --
Acrylonitrile 34,558 34,558 1,860 36,418 --
Molybdenum trioxide 31,035 31,035 2,727 33,762 --
Phosphorus (yellow or white) 32,808 32,798 4 32,812 --
Acenaphthylene 26,495 26,495 5,948 32,443 --
CFC-11 29 29 31,476 31,505 --
Benzo(e)pyrene 29,184 29,184 1,899 31,083 --
Cyanides (ionic) 4,200 4,200 24,649 28,849 --
Butyl benzyl phthalate 26,418 26,418 1,845 28,263 --
Benzo(a)anthracene 24,703 24,703 3,343 28,046 --
Fluorene 14,926 14,926 11,913 26,839 --
Cumene 16,404 16,404 9,309 25,713 --
Hexachlorobenzene 16,682,484.0000 16,682,484.0000 7,090,584.0000 23,773,068.0000 --
Benzo(a)pyrene 16,757 16,757 6,293 23,049 --
Silver (and its compounds) 1,418 1,418 21,490 22,908 --
Anthracene 14,747 14,747 7,547 22,294 --
Aniline (and its salts) 0 0 21,197 21,197 --
Bromine 20,051 20,051 0 20,051 --
Acenaphthene 14,005 14,005 5,689 19,694 --
Benzo(a)phenanthrene 15,319 15,319 4,301 19,620 --
Hydrogen cyanide 18,676 18,676 0 18,676 --
Ethylene oxide 18,241 18,241 0 18,241 --
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene 13,684 13,684 1,856 15,540 --
Isoprene 15,030 15,030 118 15,148 --
Biphenyl 3,456 3,456 11,414 14,870 --
Indeno(1,2,3-c,d)pyrene 11,965 11,965 1,526 13,491 --
p,p'-Methylenebis(2-chloroaniline) 11,758 11,758 1,588 13,346 --
p-Dichlorobenzene 12,976 12,976 0 12,976 --
Butyraldehyde 12,840 12,840 0 12,840 --
Benzo(k)fluoranthene 12,390 12,390 142 12,532 --
Peracetic acid (and its salts) 0 0 12,500 12,500 --
Polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate 5,968 5,968 6,143 12,111 --
Dicyclopentadiene 4,935 4,935 7,103 12,038 --
Propionaldehyde 12,032 12,032 0 12,032 --
Nitroglycerin 10,900 10,900 0 10,900 --
1,2-Dichloroethane 5,637 5,637 3,987 9,624 --
Maleic anhydride 8,352 8,352 1,161 9,513 --
Dibutyl phthalate 5,419 5,419 2,625 8,044 --
sec-Butyl alcohol 7,708 7,708 0 7,708 --
Vinyl chloride 7,098 7,098 0 7,098 --
HCFC-123 and all isomers 6,794 6,794 266 7,060 --
Benzo(j)fluoranthene 6,382 6,382 0 6,382 --
Decabromodiphenyl oxide 5,931 5,931 236 6,167 --
Nitrilotriacetic acid (and its salts) 177 177 5,796 5,973 --
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene 5,580 5,580 142 5,722 --
Bis(2-ethylhexyl) adipate 2,692 2,692 2,500 5,192 --
Diphenylamine 1,367 1,367 3,458 4,825 --
Butyl acrylate 644 644 3,982 4,626 --
Ethylene thiourea 3,877 3,877 0 3,877 --
PAHs, total Schedule 1, Part 2 3,746 3,746 0 3,746 --
Toluenediisocyanate (mixed isomers) 2,183 2,183 1,493 3,676 --
Acetophenone 3,018 3,018 159 3,177 --
2-Mercaptobenzothiazole 3,152 3,152 0 3,152 --
Acrylic acid (and its salts) 375 375 2,757 3,132 --
p,p'-Isopropylidenediphenol 915 915 2,141 3,056 --
Thorium dioxide 2,917 2,917 0 2,917 --
2,6-Di-t-butyl-4-methylphenol 2,674 2,674 21 2,695 --
Perylene 2,369 2,369 0 2,369 --
Hydrazine (and its salts) 1,985 1,985 248 2,233 --
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene 877 877 1,351 2,228 --
Toluene-2,4-diisocyanate 598 598 1,620 2,218 --
Quinoline (and its salts) 436 436 1,074 1,510 --
p-Phenylenediamine (and its salts) 20 20 1,409 1,429 --
Octylphenol and its ethoxylates 556 556 853 1,409 --
2-Ethoxyethyl acetate 1,394 1,394 0 1,394 --
Isophorone diisocyanate 1 1 1,370 1,371 --
2-Methoxyethanol 1,122 1,122 0 1,122 --
Diethyl phthalate 12 12 1,060 1,072 --
Benzoyl peroxide 0 0 1,060 1,060 --
HCFC-124 and all isomers 1,039 1,039 0 1,039 --
Dimethyl phenol 867 867 10 877 --
1,4-Dioxane 868 868 0 868 --
o-Dichlorobenzene 788 788 0 788 --
Dibenzo(a,i)pyrene 689 689 2 690 --
Bromomethane 485 485 0 485 --
Phthalic anhydride 365 365 117 482 --
Ethyl acrylate 476 476 3 479 --
Di-n-octyl phthalate 104 104 284 388 --
Carbon tetrachloride 269 269 51 320 --
Titanium tetrachloride 45 45 269 314 --
Cyclohexanol 273 273 0 273 --
Acrylamide 243 243 9 252 --
CFC-12 198 198 0 198 --
Toluene-2,6-diisocyanate 198 198 0 198 --
Lithium carbonate 191 191 0 191 --
Chloroethane 143 143 0 143 --
Iron pentacarbonyl 129 129 0 129 --
Dimethyl phthalate 100 100 20 120 --
1,1,2-Trichloroethane 113 113 0 113 --
Chloroacetic acid (and its salts) 100 100 0 100 --
Methyl acrylate 81 81 10 91 --
Dinitrotoluene (mixed isomers) 0 0 86 86 --
CFC-114 68 68 0 68 --
7H-Dibenzo(c,g)carbazole 52 52 0 52 --
Dibenz(a,j)acridine 51 51 0 51 --
Dimethylamine 41 41 0 41 --
Propylene oxide 40 40 0 40 --
Catechol 27 27 0 27 --
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane 21 21 0 21 --
Pyridine (and its salts) 8 8 0 8 --
1,1-Methylenebis(4-isocyanatocyclohexane) 2 2 0 2 --
Hydroquinone (and its salts) 2 2 0 2 --
Tetraethyl lead 2 2 0 2 --
C.I. Basic Green 4 1 1 0 1 --
C.I. Food Red 15 1 1 0 1 --
Pentachloroethane 1 1 0 1 --
Dioxins and furans 213.9836 213.9836 2.1560 216.1396 --
 
CACs Total 4,116,730,727 4,116,730,727 0 4,116,730,727 --
Sulphur dioxide 1,773,639,303 1,773,639,303 0 1,773,639,303 36.88%
Carbon monoxide 1,047,839,610 1,047,839,610 0 1,047,839,610 21.79%
Oxides of nitrogen 825,690,007 825,690,007 0 825,690,007 17.17%
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 271,047,508 271,047,508 0 271,047,508 --
PM - Total Particulate Matter 198,514,300 198,514,300 0 198,514,300 4.13%
PM10 - Particulate Matter <=is 10 Microns 110,476,744 110,476,744 0 110,476,744 --
PM2.5 - Particulate Matter <= 2.5 Microns 62,581,637 62,581,637 0 62,581,637 --

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