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A concept for environmental management of chemicals in the building process
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
2005 (English)In: INDOOR AIR 2005: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND CLIMATE, VOLS 1-5 / [ed] Yang, X; Zhao, B; Zhao, R, 2005, 1048-1053 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study was carried out within the frame of the "EcoEffect Environmental Assessment System for Buildings". The aim was to develop a coherent system to identify hazardous chemicals in new buildings. A survey of the Swedish building sector environmental management systems of chemicals was made and two case studies were carried out to analyze their outcomes in ongoing building projects. A concept for more efficient environmental management of building chemicals including routines for data collection and presentation of potential risks associated with them was suggested. To visualize these risks a hazardous profile was developed as a bar diagram with well-known effects. The bars are calculated amount and classification of chemical substances. Special attention has been given to heavy metals, carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic substances and organic substances that are persistent, bioaccumulating and toxic. Chemicals such as phthalates that are associated to allergic symptoms in indoor environment have been taken into account.

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2005. 1048-1053 p.
Keyword [en]
hazardous chemical substances, building process, environmental management, built environment, hazardous profile
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Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-42976ISI: 000233831201069ISBN: 978-7-89494-830-4OAI: diva2:447700
10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2005) Location: Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA Date: SEP 04-09, 2005
QC 20111013Available from: 2011-10-13 Created: 2011-10-13 Last updated: 2011-10-13Bibliographically approved

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