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Génon K. Jensen is the Founder and Executive Director of HEAL, with over 20+ years of experience on environmental health issues.

She has been an official member of the World Health Organization’s European Environment and Health governance representing the health sector since 2000, contributes to the WHO Chemicals and Health working group and is a member of the WHO Advisory Council on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).

She is a founding member of the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) and serves on its board. She has played a leadership role in creating and expanding, to weigh in on and advocate for more health protective EU and national policies on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) for the EDC-Free Europe campaign. Since 2010, she has also built up a working relation and supported developing science for policy and advocacy materials with the International Federation of Gynaecologists and Obstrecians (FIGO) on environmental health topics through serving on the FIGO Committee on Climate Change and Toxic Environmental Exposures.

Her published articles include: Global survey of dioxin- and thyroid hormone-like activities in consumer products and toys (Environmental International, 2023), Interventions to Reduce Exposure to Synthetic Phenols and Phthalates from Dietary Intake and Personal Care Products: a Scoping Review (Current Environmental Health reports, 2023), The COVID-19 pandemic and global environmental change: Emerging research needs (Environment International, January 2021), The role of civil society and organisations (Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health. The role of nature in improving the health of a population, 2018), How to Deliver the Most Important Public Health Treaty of the Century (Annals of Global Health, 2015), From extraction to renewal: a global campaign for healthy energy (New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, 2015). Early-life prevention of non-communicable diseases (The Lancet, 2013),  Revising the EU Strategy on endocrine disruptors: nearing a decisive moment (Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 2012).

She is a co-author of several publications and advocacy resources, including ‘Turning the Plastic Tide – The Chemicals in Plastic That Put Our Health At Risk’ (2020) ‘Testing for Toxics – How Chemicals in European Carpets are Harming Health and Hindering Circular Economy’ (2018), ‘Toxic Soup – Dioxins in Plastic Toys’ (2018).

Other reports, including “Halting the child brain drain: why we need to tackle global mercury contamination” (2006), “Cutting back on pesticides for healthier lives” (2007), “Acting NOW for better health: A 30% reduction target for EU climate policy” (2010), “The Unpaid Health Bill: How coal power plants make us sick” (2013), and “Health costs in the EU – How much is related to EDCs?” (2014).

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