USEtox® is a UNEP/SETAC Scientific Consensus Model and aims to improve the understanding and management of chemicals by quantifying exposure, risks, and impacts of chemicals in products (personal care, toys, building materials etc.) and in the environment.

USEtox® characterises human toxicity and ecotoxicity impacts for thousands of chemical emissions and product applications and provides the scientific foundation for the comparative assessment of chemicals. The model is continuously improved and increasingly used in a wide range of (inter)national projects and recommended for chemical toxicity assessment in the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) by the EU, and for chemical substitution by the US EPA.

How to use USEtox®?

  • USEtox® can be applied for life cycle assessment, foot printing, risk screening, and chemical substitution to inform public and private stakeholders.
  • It can be applied by companies to assess whether chemicals present in their products could put humans and ecosystems at risk, and to evaluate safer and more sustainable (SSbD) alternatives.
  • USEtox® is implemented in Microsoft Excel and is easy to use by practitioners.

Interested to find out how USEtox can help you to replace hazardous chemicals in your products?
See the leaflet, and at, you find more information and our User Manual.

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