E&H has state-of-the art instrumentation to analyse samples with a very high sensitivity and selectivity. Modern mass spectrometers such as Time-of-Flight coupled to gas or liquid chromatographic systems provide a wealth of information on levels and identity of the target contaminants.
Due to the high volumes of chemicals in consumer products in combination with the high proportion of time spent indoors, humans are exposed to higher levels than before. Exceptionally high levels of specific compounds (e.g. flame retardants, phthalates) have been found indoors, and recent studies show that the intake of these chemicals by dust can contribute substantially to the total daily intake. E&H performs target analyses of products, indoor dust, and air but also non-target and suspect screenings as a horizon-scanning of chemical exposure.
ATEAM: Tools for exposure assessment and biomonitoring
SHINE: (Non)-target screening of chemicals indoors
Assessment of pesticides in Ethiopian Rift Valley
Toddler's exposure to flame retardant chemicals
Flame retardant chemicals in breast milk