Chemical toxicity indicators for human health: case study for classification of chronic noncancer chemical hazards in life-cycle assessment.

@article{Owens2002ChemicalTI,
  title={Chemical toxicity indicators for human health: case study for classification of chronic noncancer chemical hazards in life-cycle assessment.},
  author={J. William Owens},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={207-25}
}
The classification scheme for human health indicators in life-cycle assessment (LCA) and other toxicity scores is proposed based on identifiable target organ or system toxicity. This scheme represents a compromise between a subjective single overall score and highly detailed toxic mechanisms of action. A case study was used to evaluate the proposed classification scheme. The data on 117 high production volume organic chemicals were extracted from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S… CONTINUE READING