Klade M. Disinfection in the Household. Benefits and risks of disinfecting household products. Executive summary of a study commissioned by the Vienna Ombuds Office for Environmental Protection. August 2017
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On behalf of the Vienna Ombuds Office for Environmental Protection the Bureau for Chemical Engineering TB-Klade took a closer look on disinfecting household products. Examined was the range of all-purpose cleaners, wipes and sponges, gels, soaps and detergents found on the shelves of retailers and drugstores which are explicitly labelled with disinfecting efficiency.


Klade M, Seebacher U, Baumgartner Rupert J. Life-Cycle-oriented Origin analysis – a method for calculation the geographical origin of products. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2015; 101:86-96
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The article offers a comprehensive theoretical foundation and presentation of the Life-Cycle-oriented Origin analysis (LCOA). Data requirements and possibilities of presentation are exemplified by means of the case study “packaged chicken breast”.


Jaros M, Klade M. The WIDES Database: A web-based tool for occupational health and environmental protection, which enables procurers to choose safer disinfectants. European Medical Hygiene. November 2014; 8: 14-17.
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The article gives a consolidated presentation of the functionalities of the WIDES Database. Thereby core elements of the assessment scheme are illustrated and possible applications for product choice and substitution outlined.


 Klade M, Mert W, Seebacher U, Schultz I. Sustainable behaviour at work and in private life: the contribution of enterprises. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development. 2013; 7/4: 321-332.
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The article summarizes the output of the multi-annual research project “sustainable behaviour at work and in private life”. The project illustrates the opportunities enterprises have to motivate their employees to a more sustainable behaviour at work and in private life.


Jaros M, Klade M. The Disinfection database WIDES. Medi.um. 2012; 3:18-20 (available in German only)
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This article gives a survey about the application of the WIDES database.

Klade M, Seebacher U. Evaluation and extension of the Infood identity model. Final report for innovation cheque No. 833885 (available in German only)
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The report offers a theoretical foundation of the framework and the potential for application of the Life-Cycle-oriented Origin analysis as part of the identity model of the Infood company.

Until 2010 (selection)

Spök A, Klade M. Environmental, health and legal aspects of cleaners containing living microbes as active ingredients. IFZ- Electronic Working Papers 3-2010
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The working paper addresses applications, benefit and potential risks of the product group “cleaners with microbial active ingredients”. From these findings a prospective demand on research and regulation is derived.

Klade M, Spök A, Steffensen B. What we can learn in dealing with bio- and nanotechnologies – the assessment of risks for environment and health. Ökologisches Wirtschaften. 2010; 2:21-23. (available in German only)
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The catchword „converging technologies“ denotes the entanglement of bio- and nanotechnologies. The article outlines the varying social acceptance of both technologies and suggests a new model for a better regulation.

Klade M, Meissner M, Stark S, Wallner A, Wenisch A, Veres E. Matrix to depict benefit and risks of nano-products  (NanoRate). Final report. November 2009. (available in German only)

The research project NanoRate investigated risks and environmental benefits of surface coating of glass and wood with nano-structured materials and contrasted the outcome with conventional products.

Klade M, Jaros M, Seebacher U. Potential hazards to human and environment caused by disinfection reagents in hospital hygiene: A comparative assessment. Krankenhaushygiene + Infektionsverhütung. 2002; 24/1: 9-14. (available in German only)
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This article exemplifies the algorithm of the WIDES assessment scheme.