This working group is dedicated to the impact of chemical products and processes on the environment and health, throughout their entire life cycle, from raw material extraction through transport, manufacturing, use and end of life. It also includes mechanism investigations to better understand the transfer and bioaccumulation of chemicals in the eco-systems.WG4 also investigates societal impact of technologies/processes generated within INCREASE.
WG4 is divided into four topics:
- Environmental impact on eco-systems (including transfer and bioaccumulation)
- Impact on health
- Life cycle assessment
- Economic and societal impact