ACLCA Webinar:Embedding Risk-Assessment into LCA: Options for Assessing Risk and Environmental Impacts Along the Entire Product Life Cycle.
The building products market (and, all market
sectors for that matter) in the US and internationally are being increasingly
obligated to provide transparency data related to both its environmental and
human health impacts along the entire supply-chain. Unfortunately for these
product manufacturers, there are limited methodologies available to assess the
risk to human health and safety. Different organizations have started efforts
assessing hazards only.
This oversimplified and non-scientific
hazard-based approach results in manufacturers and consumers (product users)
unable to make informed decisions regarding their potential for exposure to
By extending life-cycle assessment to include risk-assessment at the chemical, manufacturing, use and disposal level-we are able to provide both manufacturers and other stakeholders with a science-based approach to assessing safety and human health risks along the entire value chain.
George Thompson and Rebecca LeBlanc will
utilize iFu's Umberto LCA software and ChemPly's GreenSuite to provide options
for assessing risk, in addition to environmental impacts, along the entire
product life cycle.