27junAll Day01julUSEtox DTU Summer School 2016Characterizing human toxicity and ecotoxicity with the scientific consensus model USEtox: Theory and practical application


June 27 (Monday) - July 1 (Friday)(GMT+00:00) View in my time


Technical University of Denmark

Anker Engelunds Vej 1 Bygning 101A, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Event Details

Learning objectives:

  • Explain and apply exposure science methods used in life-cycle and comparative risk assessments.
  • Use and evaluate basic tools for mass-balance, fate modeling, intake fraction, and effect factor estimation
  • Review underlying model assumptions
  • Evaluate data needs along with data and knowledge gaps in toxicity assessments
  • Explain the scientific fundamentals of chemical impact assessment for a broad range of environmental emissions
  • Perform your own assessment using the USEtox scientific consensus model and interpret results
  • Find data sources, implement new substances into USEtox, and modify existing modules
  • Discuss applicability and limitations of USEtox model, data and results in different application fields including life cycle assessment, product environmental footprinting and comparative risk assessment


Participants/students will have hands-on access to all model, data, documentation and reading files during the course and will be able to take all files back home. New substances will be characterized and participants/students may bring their own list of substances of interest for the exercises.

Practical Info:

5 ECTS (Phd Level)

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300€ (Phd Students) | 1800€ (Professionals)

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