Limiting exposure to potentially toxic chemicals in food packaging can lead to environmental impact trade-offs. No available tool, however, considers trade-offs between environmental impacts of packaging systems and exposure to potentially toxic chemicals in food packaging. This study explores the research needs for extending life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) to include exposure to chemicals in food packaging.
As lead author of this article, Quantis’ Global Science Lead & Sustainability Consultant Alexi Ernstoff presents research and best practice recommendations on this new exposure pathway in life cycle impact assessment. With significant expertise in chemical assessments for human and ecological health, Quantis is proud to contribute to the scientific literature on LCA application and decision guidance.