Sunday, April 23, 2017

This is an assessment by New Zealand. It is dated to 2002.

5.1 Sector overview (CRF 3) (click here)

Solvents and related compounds are a significant source of emissions of NMVOC. The sector includes emissions from chemical cleaning substances used in dry cleaning, printing, metal degreasing and a variety of industrial and household uses. Also included are emissions from paints, lacquers, thinners and related materials.
Emissions from the solvents and other product use sector in 2002 comprised 31.63Gg of NMVOC. This is an increase from 24.24Gg in 1990, an increase of 30.5%. The categories dominating the sector are NMVOC emissions from paint application and other uses (Figure 5.1.1)....
The point is there are known-knowns. The sources of these dangerous vapors and solvents are identified and it is important government monitor and control the emissions.