Linda Schenk

Linda Schenk

Principal Researcher | Docent
Telephone: +46852487968
Mobile phone: +46702283987
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 Integrativ toxikologi Schenk, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I study how toxicological data are used in risk assessment of chemicals and setting of exposure guideline values. Mainly I have focused on the kind of chemicals and exposures that occur in the workplace, that is inhalation and dermal, and how such risks are managed by work environment authorities, e.g. by setting occupational exposure limits and skin notations. I am interested in how new approaches to collecting knowledge can improve chemical safety, for instance new methods for deriving toxicological data and improved risk assessment methodology. My work connects to questions to philosophy of science and risk, and I am also affiliated to the Department of Philosophy and History at the Royal Institute of Technology.
    Among my current projects are:
    -Exposure limit derivation procedures in theory and practice
    -Understanding and use of occupational exposure limits
    -Uptake and effects due to skin exposure
    -Cleaning agents as a chemical risk


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  • Principal Researcher, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, 2014


  • Sax Jakob, 2024
  • Vilela Libe, 2022

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