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ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED LIGHTS

Red Light Comment:

Product is unlikely to cause harmful effects in its purchased form. However, there are OH&S issues related to its manufacturing process and issues related to disposal and leaching of toxics. Product is made from polycarbonate based on bisphenol-A (BPA) which is a phenol (see Glossary) based on benzene (see Glossary). BPA is associated with level 2 R-phrases such as 'Risk of serious damage to eyes' and 'Harmful to aquatic organisms'. Preventative actions should be taken to eliminate the risk related to handling BPA.  Product should be recycled to prevent leaching of bisphenol-A into environment.

Information last verified on 31st March 2010.

 

 

ASSESSMENT COMPARISON

Standard facade, wall and roof cladding materials

 

 

 

sustainability criteria satisfied

Workplace OHS, Occupant Health, Human Wellbeing

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Habitat & Biodiversity Conservation

Reduced terrestrial impacts

Reduced waste generation

Air Pollution

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Reduced smog-forming potential

Reduced GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions

Resource Depletion

Recycled content-min 10% post consumer

Resource efficiency

Durability

Energy Resources

Reduced embodied energy

Downstream reduction of energy use

Corporate Responsibility

Environmental Management System (EMS)

Certified EMS

Environmental policy

Other Vital Signs

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Documented manufacturer claims

Expert Assessment