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  • Multiscale Multimedia source to intake modeling
    Creation of an adaptive multimedia model determining intake fractions at local (1km grid around the emission source), regional (200km grid within the continent of emission) and continental (world divided in continents) levels. Special emphasis is given to further develop modeling of exposure in the food chain linked to highest intake fractions and high level of uncertainties. This research builds up on the Impact 2002 model, a spatial multimedia (air, water, soil, sediment) model, enabling to calculate the intake fraction, to analyze the spatial variations in toxic impacts over Europe.

  • Uncertainty in Life Cycle Assessment
    Uncertainty information is essential for the proper use of LCA in decision making. So far, parameter uncertainty propagation has mainly been studied using Monte-Carlo techniques that are relatively heavy to implement. The consequence is that uncertainty estimates have often been limited to either the inventory part of the analysis or the impact assessment part, very rarely covering the whole LCA. The present study applies an explicit analytical approach based on Taylor series expansion for lognormal distribution. Provide a decision support tool oriented towards overall company life cycle for an efficient environmental management system. This work is coordinated with the work of the SETAC working group on uncertainty in LCA.

  • USEtox: UNEP/SETAC toxicity model fo rthe comparative assessment of chemicals
    Using the UNEP-SETAC toxicity model (USEtox), this project aims to recommended and interim characterisation factors for human health and freshwater ecotoxicity impacts. These developments that are essential for an improved comparative assessment of chemicals is carried out in direct collaboration with the model developers of CalTOX, IMPACT 2002, USES-LCA, BETR and EDIP.

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  • Jolliet Lab - Impact and Risk Modeling
    The Impact and Risk Modeling (iMod) laboratory aims to provide the scientific knowledge for assessing environmental risks and impacts of chemicals and of innovative technologies, in order to: (1) Model population-based exposure and multi-pathways intake fractions for outdoor and indoor chemical emissions (2) Assess individual and population body burdens and risks using physiologically based pharmacokinetic/dynamic models (3) Assess the life cycle risks, impacts and benefits of new technologies and materials in order to prevent emissions, guide the design of sustainable systems and support the development of strategies for socially responsible investments.

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  • Ana Baylin
    Nutritional epidemiology, cardiovascular disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome, genetic epidemiology, global health