Hans Sanderson

Senior Researcher

Hans Sanderson
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I received my PhD in Denmark, did my Post-Doc in Canada, and now work in as a senior scientist and advisor for the National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark, Aarhus University, where I also serve on the Academic Council. Prior to this I worked as Director for Environmental Safety for the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) in Washington DC. where I managed the global hazard and screening level risk assessment of the largest OECD category of chemicals (> 30) and the highest annual tonnage (> 1.5 Mill. tons/yr) via the OECD HPV program. I have continued my professional education by following courses at Harvard, e.g. leadership, legal, and management training.

I have > 50 peer reviewed papers (including the most downloaded paper in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology in 2004), four book chapters; I am a reviewer on 17 international journals, and have dozens of presentations and posters at international meetings, including e.g. invited presentations to: SOT Canada on emerging contaminants, NOAA workshop on emerging contaminants, an US interagency Presidential Task Force on risk assessment of pharmaceuticals, Health-Canada on risk assessment of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), National Academy of Sciences human health risk assessment of pharmaceuticals in drinking water.

I have served on a USEPA Scientific Advisory Board panel for review of the EPI Suite (Q)SAR models. I also served on the OECD ad hoc QSARs Expert Group representing the global Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC), and I am appointed to a WHO expert committee on risk assessment of pharmaceuticals in drinking water.

I have organized and chaired several international meeting sessions (including a highlighted session at SETAC in Baltimore 2005 on risk assessment and management of chemical categories under HPV, REACH, DSL). I initiated the SETAC Advisory Group on risk assessment of pharmaceuticals as well as the SETAC precautionary principle work group.

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ENVS - Department of Environmental Science
Aarhus Universitet
Frederiksborgvej 399
Postboks 358
DK-4000 Roskilde

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Phone: (+45) 8715 5000

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About the Department of Environmental Science

The department was establihed June 2011 by a merger of three research departments at the former National Environmental Research Institute (NERI). 
The role of NERI has been transferred to the Department of Environmental Science and other institutes at Aarhus University, in cooperation with DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy


DCE is Aarhus University’s central unit for knowledge exchange within the areas of nature, environment, climate and energy. DCE eplaces the former National Environmental Research Institute (NERI).

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