Dose-Response Modeling for Life Cycle Impact Assessment: Findingsof the Portland Review Workshop

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The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative aims at putting life cycle thinking into practice and at improving the supporting tools for this process through better data and indicators. The initiative has thus launched three programs with associated working groups (see http://www.uneptie.org/pc/sustain/lcinitiative/). The Task Force on Toxic Impacts was established under the Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) program to establish recommended practice and guidance for use in human toxicity, ecosystem toxicity, and related categories with direct effects on human health and ecosystem health. The workshop consisted of three elements. (A) presentations summarizing (1) the goals of the LCIA ... continued below

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McKone, Thomas E.; Kyle, Amy D.; Jolliet, Olivier; Olsen, StigIrving & Hauschild, Michael June 1, 2006.

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The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative aims at putting life cycle thinking into practice and at improving the supporting tools for this process through better data and indicators. The initiative has thus launched three programs with associated working groups (see http://www.uneptie.org/pc/sustain/lcinitiative/). The Task Force on Toxic Impacts was established under the Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) program to establish recommended practice and guidance for use in human toxicity, ecosystem toxicity, and related categories with direct effects on human health and ecosystem health. The workshop consisted of three elements. (A) presentations summarizing (1) the goals of the LCIA Task Force (2) historical approaches to exposure and toxic impacts in LCIA (3) current alternative proposals for addressing human health impacts. Viewgraphs from two of these presentations are provided in Appendix B to this report. (B) Discussion among a panel of experts about the scientific defensibility of these historical and proposed approaches in the context of the goals of the LCIA Task Force 3 on toxicity impacts. (C) Development of the recommendations to the LCIA program and working group for optimum short- and long-term strategies for addressing human health impacts in LCA.

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  • Journal Name: The Journal of Life Cycle Assessment; Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 2; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 03/2006

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McKone, Thomas E.; Kyle, Amy D.; Jolliet, Olivier; Olsen, StigIrving & Hauschild, Michael. Dose-Response Modeling for Life Cycle Impact Assessment: Findingsof the Portland Review Workshop, article, June 1, 2006; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc881641/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.