Johanna Hausmann is a senior policy advisor on harmful chemicals and waste and an environmental activist. She is based in Munich, Germany.
Johanna has a Master’s degree (”Staatsexamen”) in political science, sociology, and German language and literature. Since 2005 she has been working on chemical and waste issues, mainly as a freelance consultant for Women Engage for a Common Future, WECF, which is an eco-feminist network.
Johanna’s main focus within the chemicals field is on the health impacts, especially on (pregnant) women and children, and on EDCs, endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Her goal is to achieve phasing out and better protection from harmful chemicals for all.
She has experience in environmental policy work, especially from international and European Union (EU) chemical policy processes, such as the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions, SAICM, REACH, and other EU chemical regulations and processes. Besides her advocacy work she is active in awareness-raising campaigns on the chemical issue in Germany and other countries.
Johanna has published several articles and is a co-author of the WECF brochure Women and chemicals – the impact of hazardous chemicals on women, 2017.