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Tuesday, November 13 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Breakout Session # C4: Chemical Risks in the Contemporary Consumer Environment - Present Challenges and Future Alignment (Non-Repeating)

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The divergent world of consumer products exposes us ubiquitously to potentially harmful chemical constituents that were not previously encountered by our ancestors. Chemical risks may be associated directly with the ingredients of products (e.g. potentially hazardous substances in tattoo inks) or indirectly via contaminants (e.g. traces of lead in toys). In addition to the well-known chemical hazards that have led to recommendations or implementations of exposure limits, contemporary research in this field repeatedly makes discoveries that raise fresh safety concerns. Research that focusses on examining new products and new potentially harmful substances is therefore of utmost importance in view of increasing product and consumer safety and provide the authorities with sufficient information for efficient market surveillance. This workshop focusses on the risks, current challenges, and future trends in this critical field of consumer safety.

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Prof. Andrea Buettner

Prof. Andrea Buettner, Chair of Aroma and Smell Research, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Deputy Director of Institute and Head of Department Sensory Analytics, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV
Professor Andrea Buettner studied Food Chemistry, subsequently completed her PhD in the field of aroma research, and was awarded her professorship in the field of flavor research. She currently holds the Chair of Aroma and Smell Research at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg... Read More →

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Dr. Barbara Buettner

Food Chemist, Bavarian Health & Food Safety Authority, Department of Residues, Contaminents and Contemporary Materials
Dr. Barbara Büttner obtained her Doctorate in the field of Food chemistry/ Analyticalchemistry from Technische Universität München, Germany, in 2013. Several researchprojects during the doctorate were carried out in collaboration with Sverigeslantbruksuniversitet (Swedish university... Read More →
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Dr. Christoph Hutzler

Scientific Officer, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Department for Chemical and Product Safety
Christoph Hutzler studied Chemistry and completed his Ph.D. in the field of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Regensburg, Germany, in 2001. From 2002 to 2007 he joined the working group for Toxicokinetics at the Institute for Toxicology of the Helmholtz Research Center... Read More →
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Dr. Eleanor Grimes, Ph.D

Chemical Regulations Specialist, UL
Dr. Eleanor Grimes obtained  her PhD in Pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Nottingham and then became a laboratory manager in the field of Bio-organic Chemistry. In 2014 Dr. Grimes moved to Safeware Quasar and into the Regulatory Affairs industry. In 2016 Safeware... Read More →
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Christoph Wiedmer

Research Associate, Fraunhofer-Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Department of Sensory Analytics
Christoph Wiedmer received his degree in food chemistry at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 2016. He then specialized into the field of analytical methods for the identification of odour-active organic trace compounds, especially in the area of non-food products... Read More →

Tuesday November 13, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room AB-OA Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB), Rue Froissart 36, 1040, Brussels, Belgium

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