One day soon, we will look to Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) to provide complete information related to a material’s impact on the environment. Impact categories in an LCA can include environmental measures for the following impact areas:
* Impact categories included in an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).
With continued efforts supporting manufacturer transparency and improvements to products and processes, our ability to address specific environmental health issues with deliberate product selections will improve. Environmental health will be a factor in our decision-making process, along with aesthetics, performance, cost, etc.