Product Detail

ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED LIGHTS

Issue of Concern

Carbon Black:  Two of the coulored pigments contain carbon black, classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B) by the IARC.  It is not considered a risk in use bound into polymer fabric as primary source of exposure is via inhalation of carbon black dust. See Glossary for more information on Carbon Black.

 

Information last verified on 17th November 2010

 

ASSESSMENT COMPARISON

Alternative window covering fabrics, e.g. PVC, PVC coated Polyester, cotton, wool, viscose etc.

RELATED TOPICS

Glazing, Building Management System, Productivity, Daylighting, User controllability, Windows and frames

sustainability criteria satisfied

Workplace OHS, Occupant Health, Human Wellbeing

Low/Reduced offgassing

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Improved indoor environment

Reduced visual disturbance

Habitat & Biodiversity Conservation

Reduced terrestrial impacts

Reduced aquatic impacts

Air Pollution

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Reduced smog-forming potential

Reduced GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions

Resource Depletion

Resource efficiency

Durability

Energy Resources

Downstream reduction of energy use

Corporate Responsibility

Environmental policy

Social/environmental enhancement programs

Other Vital Signs

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Documented manufacturer claims

Expert Assessment