Under the UNEP-SETAC Life Cycle Initiative the six most commonly used characterisation models for toxic impacts from chemicals were compared and harmonised through a sequence of workshops removing differences which were unintentional or unnecessary. A parsimonious (as simple as possible but as complex as needed) and transparent consensus model, USEtox, was created producing characterisation factors that fall within the range of factors from the harmonised existing characterisation models. The USEtox model together with factors for several thousand substances are currently under review to form the basis of the recommendations from the UNEP-SETAC Life Cycle Initiative in this field.
|Title of host publication||LCE 2008: 15th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering: Conference Proceedings : CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (15th : 2008 : Sydney, N.S.W.)|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||15th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference in Sidney 17-19 March 2008 - Sidney, Australia|
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …
|Conference||15th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference in Sidney 17-19 March 2008|
|Period||01/01/2008 → …|