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.

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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…