Jaana Laitinen works as a Scientific Officer in the Biocide Active Substance Unit at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). As part of her tasks, she has been coordinating the development of the ECHA Guidance on the assessment of risks to bees from the use of biocides. Besides that, her regular duties include case management and environmental expert tasks in the approval process of biocide active substances.
Before joining ECHA in 2016, she worked as an expert in the risk assessment of REACH chemicals and contaminated sites. She has dealt with regulatory risk assessment and chemical legislations for 15+ years.