7 May

LabAnalysesDue to the corona crisis the VU laboratories have been closed during the last weeks. However, since 1 May laboratory research is slowly starting up, also at the Dept. of Environment & Health. This means that PFAS analyses can be carried out again, although the delivery times may be somewhat longer than normal. If you have questions about PFAS analyses and delivery of samples, please contact our lab coordinator mr. Jacco Koekkoek, tel. no. +31 20 5989539, email:

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Conducting academic research and training to better understand the impact of environmental contaminants on human health and the environment.

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The unique combination of chemists, toxicologists and epidemiologists enables a holistic approach of environmental and human health topics.


Our expertise and research output make an important contribution to the knowledge needed for informed environmental governance of the most pressing environmental pollution issues.


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A wide range of analytical instruments is available to identify and guantify the various contaminants in all sorts of matrices and to determine their toxicity.


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