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Eeva Leinala

Eeva Leinala

Principal Administrator, Risk Management, Mutual Acceptance of Data and Good Laboratory Practices, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Within the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's Chemicals Programme Eeva leads the Risk Reduction Programme, the Good Laboratory Practices and Mutual Acceptance of Data Programmes and the Chemical Accidents Programme.

For Risk Reduction this includes working with OECD member countries and stakeholders to advance risk reduction of chemicals through both regulatory risk management and non-regulatory approaches. This includes projects related to regulatory tools, sustainable chemistry, plastics, substitution, socioeconomic assessment and shifting to safer alternatives for PFAS.

Prior to the OECD, Eeva worked in the area of chemical management at Health Canada for 12 years and has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Queen’s University in Canada.