Research project The aim of this project is to develop methodology to quantify the emissions of organic compounds from consumer products
This PhD project is part of a major research programme on Organic Chemicals Emitted from Technosphere Goods “ChEmiGoods” sponsored by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. The overall aim of the programme is to increase the scientific understanding of the magnitude of the problem regarding emissions from articles with the objective to support policy development in Sweden and Europe. In close collaboration and interaction with authorities and other stakeholders, the programme identifies technical, scientific and social aspects of concern contributing to the magnitude and perception of emissions of organic chemicals from articles as constituting a problem. This project develops an integrated approach to identification of substances and articles of concern, quantifies the emissions of organic compounds from articles and puts these in relation to other emissions. In other projects, Stakeholders' perceptions on the problem and behavioral responses to communication of chemical risks are studied, and problem reduction strategies, both by legislation and voluntary approaches, are analyzed. Finally roadmaps and indicators for policies and strategies towards "A Non-toxic environment" are outlined.
Finansår , 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
huvudman: Peter Haglund, finansiär: Naturvårdsverket, y2008: 1160, y2009: 700, y2010: 660, y2011: 680,