USEtox International Center

The USEtox International Center is a non-for-profit organization. It was established in January 2017 and is hosted at DTU Management's Group for Quantitative Sustainability Assessment (QSA). The center has several international top-level researchers from Denmark, France, The Netherlands, Canada, and the United States attached, and it supports research on the fate, exposure and toxic effects of chemical substances on humans and ecosystems using the internationally recognized scientific consensus USEtox model.

The development of the USEtox model began in 2006 under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) – Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Life Cycle Initiative, to promote better methods for life cycle impact assessments.

The center is working to improve and disseminate the model and strives toward a worldwide agreement on how to assess the environmental impacts of chemicals. USEtox is officially endorsed by the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative, and recommended as assessment method by the European Commission (EC), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Read more about USEtox:
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Peter Fantke
Associate Professor
DTU Management
+45 45 25 44 52


Michael Zwicky Hauschild
Professor, Deputy Head of Division, Group Leader
DTU Management
+45 45 25 46 64