"QUAN-TOX is a four-year project aiming at extending, disseminating, and harmonizing the QUANtification of human and ecosystem TOXicity impacts when assessing the sustainability of products and services over their life cycle. QUAN-TOX supports a full and long-term integration of Dr. Peter Fantke at the Division for Quantitative Sustainability Assessment of the Technical University Denmark, strengthens his academic profile, while meeting research needs at the hosting institution. Research will identify and address existing gaps in current toxicity assessment models. Dissemination of research results includes scientific publications and knowledge transfer including teaching activities and elaborating training material. As a result, QUAN-TOX promotes sustainability aspects towards integration into European legislation and strengthens Europe's role in raising scientific awareness of aspects around risk minimization, product optimization, and life cycle thinking, which is in line with the Europe 2020 economy growth strategy. Thereby, QUAN-TOX will play a key role at the interface between researchers in life cycle toxicity assessment and stakeholders including policy makers at the European scale, community organisations, industry, academy, schools and students, and the general public. Finally, QUAN-TOX helps to tackle societal challenges like human health and well-being, sustainable agriculture, and clean energy that all reflect policy priorities according to the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation."
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