Bodil Hamborg Jensen

Bodil Hamborg Jensen

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Mørkhøj Bygade 19, Building AB, Room 6

2860 Søborg

Denmark

Phone: 35887468

Fax: 35887448

I am working with MRL setting for pesticides, intake calculations and risk assessment of proposed MRLs. I do scientific based advising to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish Environmental Agency.

The advising includes participation in EU meetings, Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health and expert meetings on specific topics. I prepare Draft Assessment Reports (DAR) for pesticides on which Denmark is Rapporteur Member state, the residue part and the analytical part. The DARs are peer reviewed by other member state and by EFSA. This work includes evaluation of a huge amount of data.

In the research area I am working with the development of methods to assess the risk of the cumulative dietary intake of pesticides. I have experienced use with the probabilistic methods in assessing the cumulative dietary intake of acute toxic compounds with the same mode of action.

I participate in a Danish research project where a method should be developed to assess the cumulative dietary intake of endocrine disrupters. I am participating in an EU project where the accumulation of metals in food influenced by wastewater in Hanoi is assessed. The potential risk to consumers is assessed.

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Education

- 1989 M.Sc. Pharmacy - University of Copenhagen

Academic grades

M.Sc. In Pharmacy

Professional experience

1989 - 1991 Introductory scholarship, Amanuensis and Instructor - University of Copenhagen, Institute for Pharmacy and Analytical Analysis, Faculty of Pharmacy
1991 - 2001 Project manager - Roskilde and Ringkøbing Regions

Expertise

I am working with MRL setting for pesticides, intake calculations and risk assessment of proposed MRLs. I do scientific based advising to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish Environmental Agency.

The advising includes participation in EU meetings, Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health and expert meetings on specific topics. I prepare Draft Assessment Reports (DAR) for pesticides on which Denmark is Rapporteur Member state, the residue part and the analytical part. The DARs are peer reviewed by other member state and by EFSA. This work includes evaluation of a huge amount of data.

In the research area I am working with the development of methods to assess the risk of the cumulative dietary intake of pesticides. I have experienced use with the probabilistic methods in assessing the cumulative dietary intake of acute toxic compounds with the same mode of action.

I participate in a Danish research project where a method should be developed to assess the cumulative dietary intake of endocrine disrupters. I am participating in an EU project where the accumulation of metals in food influenced by wastewater in Hanoi is assessed. The potential risk to consumers is assessed.

Other information

Working areas at National Food Institute
Project Manager in the group called the Administration group with reference to Head of Division Jørn Smedsgaard. The work in the Administration group includes:

Reports on MRL setting for pesticides in the EU.
Intake calculations and risk assessments for MRLs on pesticides.
Preparing EU-monographs for pesticides, the residue part and the analytical methods part. Preparation of proposal for EU harmonised MRLs.
Scientific based advising to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish Environmental Agency.
Participant in EU meetings: Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH), Working Group ”Pesticides – Residues”.
Participant in EU expert meetings concerning different topics.
Participant in expert meetings in EFSA concerning the Pesticide Peer-Review Process of pesticides.
Participant in Codex Committee Pesticide Residue meetings.
Research projects

Research on the use of probabilistic models in cumulative risk assessment of the dietary intake of pesticides.
Developmental toxicity effects in experimental animals after mixed exposure to endocrine disrupt-ing pesticides. Co-operation with Department of Toxicology and Risk assessment (funded by Danish EPA).
MET-safe: metal accumulation and food safety in waste-water-fed aquatic production systems in Cambodia and Vietnam. Co-operation with University of Copenhagen.

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