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Linda Schenk

Assistant professor

About me

I study how toxicological data are used in risk assessment of chemicals and setting of exposure guideline values. Mainly I have focused on the kind of chemicals and exposures that occur in the workplace, that is inhalation and dermal, and how such risks are managed by work environment authorities, e.g. by setting occupational exposure limits and skin notations. I am interested in how new approaches to collecting knowledge can improve chemical safety, for instance new methods for deriving toxicological data and improved risk assessment methodology. My work connects to questions to philosophy of science and risk, and I am also affiliated to the Department of Philosophy and History at the Royal Institute of Technology. Among my current projects are:

-Exposure limits setting for substances with poor knowledge base

-Financial interests influence on occupational exposure limits

-Assessing risks of skin uptake of chemical substances

 

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