Health Impact in products

March 22, 2021 GSES System

Health Impact in products The Health Footprint (HF) will focus on the product and not on processes. The focus and KPIs are aimed at the harmfulness to health of used substances, during the usage phase of a product.
The focus will be on substances that are LEED compliant and BREEAM toxic compliant. This should be included in the Bill of Material of products. These are, on the one hand, toxic substances that are in the product and on the other hand, substances that are NOT in the product.

There is also a connection with the European REACH list (prohibited substances). In addition, the ambition is to record whether substances of the list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC, European list, Dutch version) and CMR substances (carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction) are present or not.

The Health Footprint takes into account:

Toxic substances (LEED, REACH),
GMO,
Pesticides,
Bill of Material substance list,
CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction) substances,
Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)

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