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Air Releases of Toxics for British Columbia in 2005 are
13,857,831 (kg)
National Ranking for Air Releases of Toxics for BC in 2005 is
4
To see other pollution reports, please go to Pollution Ranking.

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.

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


Pollutant * Air Release Percentage*
Combined Total 422,000,672 --
Toxics Total 13,857,831 --
Methanol 4,707,452 1.12%
Ammonia (Total) 2,091,932 .50%
Hydrochloric acid 1,745,310 .41%
Carbon disulphide 1,144,459 .27%
Styrene 745,503 .18%
Hydrogen sulphide 583,473 .14%
Acetaldehyde 440,941 .10%
Hydrogen fluoride 398,261 .09%
Carbonyl sulphide 268,415 .06%
Toluene 212,350 .05%
Formaldehyde 206,590 .05%
Chlorine dioxide 180,226 .04%
Sulphuric acid 175,027 .04%
Xylene (all isomers) 124,960 .03%
Methyl ethyl ketone 118,164 .03%
Zinc (and its compounds) 108,723 .03%
Isopropyl alcohol 95,276 .02%
Phenanthrene 73,075 .02%
Chloromethane 41,546 --
Ethylene 38,228 --
Phenol (and its salts) 35,293 --
Fluoranthene 30,336 --
Benzene 27,664 --
n-Hexane 26,960 --
Cyclohexane 22,137 --
Pyrene 20,595 --
Dichloromethane 17,328 --
Cresol (mixed isomers and their salts) 17,326 --
Manganese (and its compounds) 15,906 --
HCFC-141b 14,050 --
Acrolein 13,145 --
N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone 12,411 --
Copper (and its compounds) 10,397 --
Ethylbenzene 10,053 --
Methyl isobutyl ketone 8,791 --
Phosphorus (total) 8,458 --
Benzo(a)phenanthrene 8,402 --
Nitrate ion in solution at pH >= 6.0 6,880 --
Methylenebis(phenylisocyanate) 6,257 --
Benzo(b)fluoranthene 5,153 --
Lead (and its compounds) 4,541 --
n-Butyl alcohol 4,222 --
Benzo(a)anthracene 3,804 --
Chlorine 3,743 --
Benzo(e)pyrene 2,512 --
Benzo(a)pyrene 1,791 --
Propylene 1,671 --
i-Butyl alcohol 1,662 --
Benzo(k)fluoranthene 1,587 --
Aluminum (fume or dust) 1,520 --
Trichloroethylene 1,300 --
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 1,202 --
Indeno(1,2,3-CD)pyrene 1,202 --
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene 1,186 --
Hexachlorobenzene 993,698.0000 --
Sulphur hexafluoride 964 --
Arsenic (and its compounds) 938 --
Ethylene glycol 890 --
1,2-Dichloroethane 718 --
Aluminum oxide (fibrous forms) 542 --
Perylene 500 --
CFC-114 340 --
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene 331 --
Cadmium (and its compounds) 303 --
Antimony (and its compounds) 286 --
Chromium (and its compounds) 233 --
HCFC-22 232 --
Mercury (and its compounds) 202 --
Vinyl acetate 192 --
Hexavalent chromium compounds 176 --
Molybdenum trioxide 120 --
Propionaldehyde 115 --
Naphthalene 69 --
1,1,2-Trichloroethane 40 --
Nitric acid 38 --
Biphenyl 37 --
Methyl methacrylate 36 --
2-Butoxyethanol 35 --
Cumene 28 --
Silver (and its compounds) 20 --
Butyl acrylate 16 --
Phthalic anhydride 14 --
1,3-Butadiene 13 --
Cobalt (and its compounds) 8 --
Toluenediisocyanate (mixed isomers) 4 --
Benzo(j)fluoranthene 2 --
Dibenz(a,j)acridine 0 --
Dibenzo(a,i)pyrene 0 --
Tetraethyl lead 0 --
7H-Dibenzo(c,g)carbazole 0 --
Dioxins and furans 11.0280 --
 
CACs Total 440,120,443 --
Carbon monoxide 249,763,106 59.19%
Oxides of nitrogen 76,560,287 18.14%
Sulphur dioxide 56,775,092 13.45%
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 31,977,602 --
PM - Total Particulate Matter 25,044,356 5.93%
PM10 - Particulate Matter <=is 10 Microns 12,511,966 --
PM2.5 - Particulate Matter <= 2.5 Microns 7,615,481 --

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