ECN publication
Title:
Environmental properties of building materials in relation to the construction products directive (CPD)
 
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Published by: Publication date:
ECN 1-9-2003
 
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--03-092 ECN publication
 
Number of pages: Full text:
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Abstract:

In the Construction Products Directive (CPD) the main issue relating to environment is the essential requirement on hygiene, health and environment, where it is specified that in standards concerning construction products reference shall be made to dangerous substances and ionising radiation. A horizontal approach is considered the best route for the required test development.

The following issues have been addressed: approaches to address environmental impact from construction materials; summary of existing methods for evaluation of composition and leaching of ?dangerous substances? from construction materials; summary of available test data on construction materials and scenario approach to assess environmental issues of materials (soil, waste and construction materials).


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