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Environmental CRIteria for CEMent based products, ECRICEM
Sloot, H.A. van der; Zomeren, A. van; Stenger, R.; Schneider, M.; Spanka, G.; Stoltenberg-Hansson, A.; Dath, P.
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ECN Biomass, Coal and Environmental Research 28-1-2008
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-E--08-011 ECN publication
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The protection of the immediate environment of structural works is one of the essential requirements of the European Construction Products Directive (CPD). According to the CPD, construction products can only be put on the market, if the structural works built with them fulfil the relevant requirements for hygiene, and the protection of health and the environment. These essential requirements in the respective standards are specified at the national level by the individual member states. Cement and cementitious materials are considered to fulfil the fundamental requirements of the European Construction Products Directive and the corresponding national regulations. Therefore a technical regulation like the cement standard EN 197 in general does not cover separate requirements for determining compliance of cementitious materials with criteria on hygiene, health and environmental protection. Further regulations are laid down in cases where it appears necessary for constructive applications requiring a particular protection of water, soil and air.

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