A3 | Safer chemicals and safer materials in healthcare

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Presentation: Current developments in Nanomedicine: opportunities and risks 

Speaker Erik Petersen, Executive Director - Ökologischer Ärztebund e.V. ISDE Germany

Dipl.-Geol. Erik Petersen has studied geology, health training, and social management, and after working 10 years in the exploring industry and university he became a freelancing consultant in the field of environmental health. He has held his current position of ED since 1993 at the Ecological Physicians Society (German Affility of ISDE), and since 2001 has been a project manager and/or consultant in several research projects about children's environmental health and biocides (sponsored by the Federal Environment Agency and the Ministry of Environment of Health). Between 1999-2015 he was chief editor of the German scientific journal umwelt medizin gesellschaft (environment medicine-society), and since 2016 member of the editorial board.


Presentation: Friendly materials 

Speaker Rita Barata Castro, Architect - PMMT Healthcare Architecture

Rita Barata Castro is the architect in charge of the FRIENDLY MATERIALS research project at PMMT Architecture firm located in Barcelona. PMMT has 20 years of extensive international experience in healthcare architecture.  The firm has been awarded with 21 first prize awards at both national and international competitions. They pay special attention to the bonds established between Architecture, Economy, Universal Accessibility, and Environment, ensuring a professional commitment to both clients and society. In PMMT Architecture they promote creativity, innovation, and research as essential tools for architecture optimisation, progress, and improvement. They work for both private and public clients with 30% of staff exclusively dedicated to research.


Presentation: Non-toxic healthcare: One way or THE way to a circular economy? 

Speaker Dr. Hanna Jonsson, Chemicals Expert - Stockholm County Council

Hanna Jonsson, PhD - A chemist with a doctoral degree dedicated to the environmental and health perspectives of chemicals. She has a background in organic chemistry and small pharma companies. Her ,ain responsibilities within Stockholm County Council are strategic processes regarding substitution of hazardous chemical substances, and the education of co-workers within the field of environmental issues.

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