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TU-203: Which toxicity question can be addressed in LCM? Latest method developments and experience
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Session Chair: Quentin de Hults, BASF, Belgium Session Chair: Ralph K. Rosenbaum, Irstea, France
Location:Salle E European Convention Center - First Floor - "Salle E"
Toxicity to the environment and to humans along the life-cycle, through direct and indirect exposure, is an important aspect to consider in any sustainability assessment or footprinting of chemicals or any product life-cycle using chemicals. Despite many efforts it is often perceived as a weak point of LCA methodology. This session intends to look at the latest developments and experience on the topic, in particular :
the latest development of USEtox 2.0, the LCIA method developed under the UNEP-SETAC Life Cycle Initiative
the experience gathered in the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) pilots
the development of ProScale, an approach to provide additional information on toxicity within the LCA and PEF framework, based on available risk assessment data. ProScale is developed by a consortium of industrial partners that will publish a first guidance document by end of 2016.
2:00pm - 2:15pm
Freshwater ecotoxicity as an environmental impact category in LCA – Findings of an ECETOC taskforce
Nikolaj Otte1, Christopher Cooper2, Robert Hoke3, Henry King4, Jacques Lharidon5, Frederic Palais6, Florian Schmidt7, Diederik Schowanek8, Alan Poole9
1Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany; 2International Zinc Association; 3DuPont de Nemours; 4Unilever; 5L´Oréal Research & Innovation; 6Solvay; 7BASF; 8Procter & Gamble; 9ECETOC
2:15pm - 2:30pm
Human health impact assessment of indoor pollutants with USEtox 2.0 in LCA
Ralph K. Rosenbaum
2:30pm - 2:45pm
A method for estimating direct human exposure toxicity potential impacts in product declarations – ProScale – complementary to PEF impact assessment methods
Tomas Rydberg1, Quentin de Hults2, Jenny Lexén1, Carina Loh Lindholm1, Elin Belleza1, Peter Saling2, Pierre Coërs3, Erik Van Miert3, Alain Wathelet3, Truus Tiemersma4, Xandra Weinbeck4, Christos Karafilidis5, Andreas Bednarz5, Paul Ashford6, Paul Dornan6, Martin Gloeckner7, Nicole Amann8
1IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden; 2BASF SE, Germany; 3Solvay SA, Belgium; 4DSM Engineering Plastics BV, The Netherlands; 5Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany; 6Anthesis Group, UK; 7Deutsche Bauchemie eV, Germany; 8Wacher Chemie AG, Germany
2:45pm - 3:00pm
Application of ProScale – a life-cycle oriented method to assess human toxicity potentials of product systems
Peter Rudolf Saling, Quentin De Hults, Martin Glöckner, Tomas Rydberg, Jenny Lexen