Harmonisation of the health assessment for emissions from construction products (derivation of EU LCI values)


The assessment and labeling of material emissions from building products into indoor air is the basis for sustainable criteria for consumer protection in this area. To be able to refer to uniform values throughout Europe, the European Commission has begun to raise harmonised classifications. The Federal Environment Agency of Germany (UBA) supports these efforts at the German level. It has already commissioned several expert reports during the last years to develop harmonised EU LCI values. FoBiG has been involved in several of them. The most recent report about the substances β-pinene, other terpenes, pentanols, 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (CIT) and 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (MIT) has just been published. FoBiG prepared the substance report for CIT and MIT and derived the EU LCI values for these substances.

Background information on EU LCI values can also be found on the UBA website.