Environment and Health

Mission

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

Research Topics

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

Projects

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

Publications

View all of our publications from 2005 onwards, sorted by year of release and categorized by publication type, ranging from journal articles and doctoral theses, to lectures and conference contributions.

Research Facilities

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.

Teaching

The bachelor programme Health and Life focusses on all aspects of life, health and disease from the level of the molecule to the level of society.

Videos

Watch our videos about the projects CleanSea, ENFIRO and Young Minds at Risk.

Events

An overview of events at the Department of Environment and Health.

Staff A-Z

Search our research, teaching and laboratory staff alphabetically by surname. Click on a person's name to view their contact details, profile and publications.

Contact

Contact us and find out how to reach the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the O|2 Lab building.

Latest news: Microplastics Analysis Workshop Gears Up for First Interlaboratory Study

29 November 2018

microplastics-workshopA dynamic Microplastics Analysis Workshop hosted by the Dept. of E&H attracted over 110 participants from 24countries, filling the VU’s O|2 Auditorium for two fast-paced, informative days (27 & 28 Nov 2018). Participants engaged in open discussions on the quality assurance/quality control (‘QA/QC’) needs of analytical laboratories and data users. Read more


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