Introduction to assessment and management of chemicals

The Department of Environmental Science is offering a MOOC course for those who would like to know more about the assessment and management of chemicals. The course is open to all and it’s available online. Welcome to register!

April 3rd, 2023

The course is an introduction to the assessment of chemicals and strategies to reduce the risk. It presents key terms and concepts and explains the general approach from a global perspective. Topics addressed include:

Course structure

This web-based course consists of six modules. The first module addresses if and why chemicals can be a threat to human health and the environment, and the following five describe the key elements of risk assessment and management of chemicals.

Target audience

The course is intended for environmental scientists, decision-makers, policymakers, regulators, and medical professionals from all over the world who would like to know more about how the health and environmental impacts of chemicals are assessed and can be managed.

Previous experience in the assessment and management of chemicals is not needed. There are no eligibility criteria, but basic training in toxicology and environmental chemistry is an advantage

Primary course literature

Swedish Chemicals Agency. 2020. Hazard and risk assessment of chemicals – an introduction.


The registration is now open. The course will start on April 3rd.

To enroll for the course, please follow the link below.

Course report 2022​

Here you can find the course report, which describes the course, presents an overview of the participants, and a summary of the course evaluation.

Contact information

Visiting addresses:

Geovetenskapens Hus,
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, Stockholm

Arrheniuslaboratoriet, Svante Arrhenius väg 16, Stockholm (Unit for Toxicological Chemistry)

Mailing address:
Department of Environmental Science
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm

Press enquiries should be directed to:

Stella Papadopoulou
Science Communicator
Phone +46 (0)8 674 70 11