The USEtox® Model

The USEtox® model is a based on scientific consensus for characterizing human and ecotoxicological impacts of chemicals in life cycle impact assessment. The main output includes a database of recommended and interim characterization factors including environmental fate, exposure, and effect parameters for human toxicity and ecotoxicity.

The USEtox® model was developed by the USEtox Team – a team composed of international researchers from the Task Force on Toxic Impacts under the auspices of UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative.

Related up-to-date information, publications, and upcoming training and other events can be found at http://www.usetox.org/.

USEtox home page


Relevant USEtox® content

Looking back at great momentum at USEtox training in Sri Lanka

As part of the GEF-funded project to advance the consideration of chemicals in products within SAICM (Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management), an introductory training on USEtox was hosted by Sri Lanka’s National Cleaner Production Centre last January. 25 participants from engineering and science backgrounds gathered to be introduced to the USEtox model. The training…

Registration now open for 3rd official USEtox PhD Summer School

Registration is now open for the 3rd official USEtox PhD Summer School (until 15th May!) Hosted by Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) on 3-7 June 2019, and organized by Technical University of Denmark and NTU Food Technology Centre, this course provides an overview of multimedia chemical fate modelling, multi-pathway human exposure modelling, ecosystem and human health…

DTU to host first official USEtox Summer School

The Technical University of Denmark is organising the USEtox 2.0 course as a PhD course from 27 June until 1 July. The course will provide an overview of multimedia chemical fate modelling, multi-pathway human exposure modelling, ecosystem and human health effects modelling, and comparative indicators for human-toxicological and ecotoxicological impacts. Course participants will be guided through a…