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About me

I am a guy in his fifties, married, 3 children. Learning about film, chemistry, precaution, World War One, politics, risk, toxicology, and loving theology, philosophy, and teaching. After a Californian post-doc, returning to the low countries. Between 1995 and 1996 writing some 200 letters of application and not one job landed. But me and my love had experienced California. Founded a home with ‘teenage strangers’ in need of a bit of help, and gained friends for life. Discovered that ‘scare stories’, of the epistemological and especially the ontological kind, have a huge appeal to me. Studying, analyzing, reflecting, critiquing became second nature. So much so that I made the terrifying mistake of writing a second Ph.D. dissertation finished in 2015. Since February 2007 teaching at UCR ánd doing research on my own terms, here and in the US.

Selected publications

  • A. Bast, J.C. Hanekamp, 2017. Toxicology: What everyone should know, A Book for Researchers, Consumers, Journalists and Politicians. Academic Press, Elsevier, UK.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, W.M. Briggs, and M. Crok, 2017. A volatile discourse – reviewing aspects of ammonia emissions, models and atmospheric concentrations in The Netherlands. Soil Use and Management. doi:10.1111/sum.12354
  • J.C. Hanekamp, M. Crok, M. Briggs, 2017. Ammoniak in Nederland. Enkele kritische wetenschappelijke kanttekeningen. V-focus, Wageningen.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, 2016. Unravelling the Planetary Boundaries Discourse – Scientism and Utopian Thought. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 24(2): 119 – 122.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, L. Bergkamp, 2016. The ‘Best Available Science’ and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. European Journal of Risk Regulation7(1): 42 – 48.
  • E.J. Calabrese, D.Y. Shamoun, J.C. Hanekamp, 2016. The Integration of LNT and Hormesis for Cancer Risk Assessment Optimizes Public Health Protection. Health Physics 110(3): 256 – 259.
  • L. Bergkamp, J.C. Hanekamp, 2015. Climate Change Litigation against States: The Perils of Court-Made Climate Policies. European Energy and Environmental Law Review 24(5): 102 – 114.
  • E.J. Calabrese, D.Y. Shamoun, J.C. Hanekamp, 2015. Cancer risk assessment: Optimizing human health through linear dose–response models. Food and Chemical Toxicology 81:137 – 140.
  • ​J.C. Hanekamp. 2015. Utopia and Gospel: Unearthing the Good News in Precautionary Culture. PhD Thesis, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, 2015. Book Review. ‘The Butterfly Defect – How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do About It.’ Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management (1): 42 – 45.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, A. Bast, 2015. Antibiotics exposure and health risks: Chloramphenicol. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 39: 213– 220.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, A. Bast, E.J. Calabrese, 2015. Nutrition and health—transforming research traditions. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 55: 1074 – 1080.
  • A. Bast, J.C. Hanekamp, 2014. “You can’t always get what you want” – Linearity as the Golden Ration of Toxicology. Dose-Response 12(4) 664 – 672.
  • A. Bast, W.M. Briggs, E.J. Calabrese, M.F. Fenech, J.C. Hanekamp, R. Heaney, G. Rijkers, B. Schwitters, P. Verhoeven, 2013. Scientism, Legalism and Precaution – Contending with Regulating Nutrition and Health Claims in Europe. European Food and Feed Law Review 6: 401 – 409. 
  • A. Bast, J.C. Hanekamp, 2013. Chemicals and Health – Thought for Food. Dose-Response 11: 295 – 300.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, J. Kwakman, R, Pieterman, P. Ricci, 2012. The administrative ordering of nature and society – precaution and food safety at the molecular and global level. The European Journal of Risk Regulation 3: 313 – 325.
  • E.J. Calabrese, R.R. Cook, J.C. Hanekamp, 2012. Linear No Threshold (LNT) – The New Homeopathy. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(12): 2723.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, A. Bast, J. Kwakman, 2012. Of Reductionism and the Pendulum Swing: Connecting Toxicology and Human Health. Dose-Response10: 155 – 176.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, J. Kwakman, K. Olieman, 2011. Crossing the ecological threshold – of scientific analysis, natural chemicals and global trade. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 399: 2223 – 2224.
  • I. Helsloot, R. Pieterman, J.C. Hanekamp, 2010. Risico’s en redelijkheid. Verkenning naar een rijksbreed beoordelingskader voor de toelaatbaarheid van risico’s. Boom Juridische Uitgevers, Den Haag. [Risks and reasonableness. Enquiry into a nation-wide format of appraisal for the permissibility of risks.] (Scientific advisory study for the Dutch cabinet of ministers.)
  • J.C. Hanekamp, 2010. Antibiotics Use in Food-producing Animals – Legal Requirements and Critical Notions. In: Heldman, D.R. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food. Routledge, London.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, J.H.J.M. Kwakman, 2009. Towards Intended Normal Use (Part I): A European Appraisal of the Chloramphenicol Case and someThoughts on the Potential of Global Harmonization of Antibiotics Regulation.In: Boisrobert, C., Stjepanovic, A., Oh, S., Lelieveld, H. (eds.) Ensuring Global Food Safety: Exploring Global Harmonization. Academic Press, New York, 193 – 208.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, B. Schwitters, 2009. New RDAs and Intended Normal Use (Part II) — Efficient Tools in the Universal Management of Risks and Benefits of Micronutrients. In: Boisrobert, C., Stjepanovic, A., Oh, S., Lelieveld, H. (eds.) Ensuring Global Food Safety: Exploring Global Harmonization. Academic Press, New York, 311 – 331.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, 2009. Neither Acceptable nor Certain – Cold War Antics for the 21st Century Precautionary Culture. Erasmus Law Review 2(2): 221 – 257.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, R. Pieterman, 2009. Risk communication in precautionary culture – the precautionary coalition. Human & Experimental Toxicology 15(1): 5 – 6.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, A. Bast, 2008. Why RDA’s and UL’s are incompatible standards in the U-Shape Micronutrient Model. A philosophically orientated analysis of micronutrients standardisations. Risk Analysis 28(6): 1639 – 1652.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, 2008. Micronutrients, Hormesis and the Aptitude for the Maturation of Regulation. American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology3(1): 141 – 148.
  • S.W. Verstegen, J.C. Hanekamp, 2007. The Sustainability Debate: Idealism versus Conformism – the Controversy over Economic Growth. In: J. Oosthoek, B.K. Gills (eds.) The Globalization of Environmental Crisis. Rethinking Globalizations. Routledge, London, 67 – 80.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, E.J. Calabrese, 2007. Chloramphenicol, European Legislation and Hormesis. Dose-Response 5: 91 – 93.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, A. Bast, 2007. Hormesis in a precautionary regulatory culture: models preferences and the advancement of science. Human & Experimental Toxicology 26: 855 – 873.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, A. Bast, 2007 Response to commentators. Human & Experimental Toxicology 26: 875 – 876.
  • B. Schwitters, G. Achanta, D. van der Vlies, H. Morisset, A. Bast, J.C. Hanekamp, 2007. The European regulation of food supplements and food fortification. Intended Normal Use – the Ultimate Tool in Organising Level Playing Field Markets and Regulations or How to Break the Fairy Ring around ‘Other Substances’. Environmental Law & Management 19: 19 – 29.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, A. Bast, 2007. Food Supplements and European Regulation within a Precautionary Context: a Critique and Implications for Nutritional, Toxicological and Regulatory Consistency. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 47: 267 – 285.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, A. Bast, 2007. New recommended daily allowances: benchmarking healthy European micronutrient regulation. Environmental Liability 4: 155 – 162.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, S.W. Verstegen, 2006. The Problem with the Precautionary Principle: The Paternalism of the Precautionary Coalition. In: Panton, J., Hartwich, O.M. (eds.) Science vs Superstition. The Case for a New Scientific Enlightenment. University of Buckingham Press, Buckingham, p. 22 – 34.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, A. Bast, 2006. Food supplements and fortified foods: The EC’s patriarchal precautionary perspectives on public health. Environmental Liability 5: 181 – 191.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, 2006. Precaution and Cholera: a Response to Tickner and Gouveia-Vigeant. Risk Analysis 26(4): 1013 – 1019.
  • I. Forrester, J.C. Hanekamp, 2006. Precaution, science and jurisprudence: a test case. Journal of Risk Research 9: 297 – 311.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, 2006. The precautionary principle: a critique in the context of the EU Food Supplements Directive. Environmental Liability 2: 1 – 9.
  • R. Pieterman, J.C. Hanekamp, L. Bergkamp, 2006. Onzekere voorzorg bedreigt de rechtszekerheid. Nederlands Juristenblad 1: 2 – 8. [Ambiguous precaution threatens the rule of law.]
  • J.C. Hanekamp, 2005. Veterinary residues and new European legislation: a new hope? Environmental Liability 1: 52 – 55.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, G. Vera-Navas, S.W. Verstegen, 2005. The historical roots of precautionary thinking: the cultural ecological critique and ‘The Limits to Growth’. Journal of Risk Research 8(4): 295 – 310.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, J. Kwakman, 2004. Beyond zero-tolerance: a new approach to food safety and residues of pharmacological active sub-stances in foodstuffs of animal origin. Environmental Liability 1: 33 – 39.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, G. Frapporti, K. Olieman, 2003. Chloramphenicol, food-safety and precautionary thinking in Europe. Environmental Liability 6: 209 – 219.


  • J.C. Hanekamp, 2012. Hergebruik van tarragrond van aardappelverwerkende bedrijven – Een monitoringsstudie naar chloorprofam en 3-chlooraniline. HAN-Research, Zoetermeer. [Recycling of soil tare of potato processing companies – a monitoring study of chlorpropham and 3-chloroaniline.]
  • J.C. Hanekamp, 2010. Chloorprofam en monochlooranilinen in tarragrond van aardappelverwerkende bedrijven: Een beknopte analyse. HAN-Research, Zoetermeer. [Chloropropham and monochloroanilines in soils of the potato-processing industry: a concise analysis.]
  • P.C. le Roux, W.R. Pullen, K.H. Dekker, J.C. Hanekamp, 2009. Kosten-kwaliteitsvraagstukken over Huisvesting en Organisatie. Casus: Energiesimulaties Rijkshuisvesting. Center for People and Buildings, Delft. [Costs-quality issues with respect to Housing and Organisation. Case study: Energy simulations Government Buildings.]
  • J.C. Hanekamp, R.J. Wijnands, 2004. Analytical technology, risk analysis and residues of veterinary substances: A précis and a proposal for coherent and logical clinical residue legislation. Joint FAO-WHO Technical Workshop on Residues of Veterinary Drugs without ADI/MRL (Bangkok, Thailand 24-26 August 2004), 2004, working document.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, G. Frapporti, 2003. Regulated substances in the Construction Products Directive(CPD): the Load Concept. HAN Foundation, Amsterdam.
  • R. Pieterman, J.C. Hanekamp, 2002. The cautious society? An essay on the rise of the precautionary culture. HAN Foundation, Amsterdam.
  • A. Bezoen, W. van Haren, J.C. Hanekamp, 1999. Emergence of a debate: AGPs and public health. HAN Foundation, Amsterdam. (Translated in Japanese.)
  • J.C. Hanekamp, A. Bast, R.D. Schuiling, M. Donze, 1999. Nitraat: enkele kanttekeningen. H2O 21: 25 – 26. [Nitrate: some observations.]
  • J.C. Hanekamp, A. Bast, R.D. Schuiling, M. Donze, 1999. De nitraatdiscussie: nog een stap. H2O 24: 41 – 42. [The nitrate discussion: an additional step.]

Ph.D. and student articles

  • J.C. Hanekamp, R. Boer Rookhuizen, H.J.T. Bos, L. Brandsma, 1992. 25-Hydroxydihydrotachysterol2. An innovative synthesis of a key metabolite of Dihydrotachysterol2Tetrahedron 48(42): 9283 – 9294.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, R. Boer Rookhuizen, H.J T. Bos, L. Brandsma, 1992. Phosphorus ylide chemistry investigated for Dihydrotachysterol2 metabolite side-chain synthesis. The Wittig approach. Tetrahedron 48(24): 5151 – 5162.
  • R. Boer Rookhuizen, J.C. Hanekamp, H.J.T. Bos, 1992. A synthesis of A-ring synthons for dihydrotachysterols. Tetrahedron Letters 33(12): 1633 – 1636.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, R. Boer Rookhuizen, H.L.A. v. d. Heuvel, H.J.T. Bos, L. Brandsma, 1991. A short and efficient synthesis of DE-A,B(22E,24S)-8b-(benzoyloxy)-25-hydroxyergost-22-ene. A valuable intermediate in the total synthesis of 25-hydroxylated vitamin D2 metabolites. Tetrahedron Letters 32(39): 5397 – 5400.
  • P.A.A. Klusener, H. Hommes, J.C. Hanekamp, A.C.H.T.M. v. d. Kerk, L. Brandsma, 1991. Butyllithium induced dimerization of pent-3-en-1-yne and related additions. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 409(1–2): 67 – 81.
  • P.A.A. Klusener, J.C. Hanekamp, L. Brandsma, P. von R. Schleyer, 1990. Experimental and theoretical study of dimetalation of phenylacetylene and (1-naphtyl)acetylene. Journal of Organic Chemistry 55(4): 1311 – 1321.
  • H. Andringa, J.C. Hanekamp, L. Brandsma, 1990. The copper halide-catalyzed mono-substitution of bromine in a,w-dibromoalkanes by Grignard reagents. A re-investigation. Synthetic Communications 20(15): 2349 – 2351.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, P.A.A. Klusener, 1989. Regiospecific functionalization of dimetalated (1-naphtyl) acetylene. Efficient synthetic procedures for naphto[2,1-b]chalcophenes. Synthetic Communications 19(15): 2691 – 2701.
  • J.C. Hanekamp, P.A.A. Klusener, 1989. A practical large-scale synthesis of (1-naphtyl)acetylene. Synthetic Communications 19(15): 2677 – 2682.