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Table 2 Default categories chosen from the product environmental footprint for a comparison with the material footprint

From: From cumulated energy demand to cumulated raw material demand: the material footprint as a sum parameter in life cycle assessment

Product environmental footprint—default EF category Is correlation to the material footprint expected?
Climate change Correlation possible, as it concerns environmental impact
Ozone depletion Correlation possible, as it concerns environmental impact
Ecotoxicity for aquatic fresh water Not expected, as it is related to water
Human toxicity—cancer effects Not expected, as it is related to human toxicity
Human toxicity—non-cancer effects Not expected, as it is related to human toxicity
Particulate matter/respiratory inorganics Not expected, as it is very specific
Ionizing radiation—human health effects Not expected, as it is related to human toxicity
Photochemical ozone formation Not expected, as it is very specific
Acidification Correlation possible, as it concerns environmental impact
Eutrophication—terrestrial Correlation possible, as it concerns environmental impact
Eutrophication—aquatic Not expected, as it is related to water
Resource depletion—water Not expected, as it is related to water
Resource depletion—mineral, fossil Not regarded as it is an input-based indicator
Land transformation Not regarded, as it is an input-based indicator