The Human Toxicity Potential and a Strategy for Evaluating Model Performance in Life Cycle Impact Assessment

Abstract

ments [2,5,6]. TEPs provide simplified representations of actual processes based on cardinal attributes. These attributes are developed using measured and/or estimated data in models that focus on factors judged to be crucial. The Human Toxicity Potential (HTP) is a quantitative TEP that was introduced by Guinée and Heijungs [1] to reflect the potential harm of a unit quantity of chemicals released into the environment by including both inherent toxicity and generic source-to-dose relationships.

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@inproceedings{McKone2001TheHT, title={The Human Toxicity Potential and a Strategy for Evaluating Model Performance in Life Cycle Impact Assessment}, author={Thomas McKone and Edgar G. Hertwich}, year={2001} }