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There are no easy answers...  

Evaluating the environmental impacts associated with the production, use, and disposal of products is complex.  Yet approached are emerging. 

This section is designed to provide references, tools, links, and classroom materials for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)-- a method of evaluating the environmental impact of an product through its production, use, and eventual disposal.  LCA is becoming widely accepted method for making profiling the environmental impacts of products. 


Click here to see Dr. David T. Allen's  video introduction to LCA (approx 2 min)

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This page was last updated December 18, 2002


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