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Personal information

I am a toxicologist dedicated to improve the health of (future) mothers and children through science and education. A healthy start in life is incredibly important to prevent illness. I strive to understand and reduce the risk of environmental contaminants to children’s health globally. To accomplish this mission, I investigate the effects of potential toxicants on female health and the developing child, thereby avoiding unnecessary harm for animals. I am involved in many national and international (EU-funded) projects on the toxicological impact of endocrine disruptors. I translate these findings into practice and policy and disseminate to (inter)national scientific, societal and political communities in order to encourage healthy living from an early age. Currently, I coordinate the EU-funded project FREIA: Female Reproductive toxicity of Endocrine disrupting chemcials: a human evidence-based screening and Identification Approach (www.freiaproject.eu).

Ancillary activities

Member Subcommittee on the Classification of Reproduction Toxic Substances of the Health Council of the Netherlands

Ancillary activities

Independent expert, Endocrine Disruption Expert Group at European Chemicals Agency, representing Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

Ancillary activities

Supervisory board membership, Postgraduate Education in Toxicology.

Ancillary activities

  • European Chemicals Agency | Helsinki | member Endocrine Disruptor Expert Group | 2018-09-01 - present
  • Gezondheidsraad | Den Haag | member Subcommittee Classification of Reprotoxic Substances | 2019-01-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Education/Academic qualification

Toxicology, PhD, Universiteit Utrecht

Biology, Master, Universiteit Utrecht


  • Toxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Female reproduction
  • Developmental origin of health and disease
  • steroidogenesis

Activities 2000 2019

  • 5 Membership
  • 2 Editorial work
  • 1 PhD thesis examination
  • 1 Lecture / Presentation

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (Journal)

Majorie van Duursen (Member of editorial board)
1 Jan 2019

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Toxicological Sciences (Journal)

Majorie van Duursen (Member of editorial board)
2018 → …

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workProfessional

Gezondheidseffecten van Hormoonverstoorders

Majorie van Duursen (Speaker)
2 Nov 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

European Society of Endocrinology (External organisation)

Majorie van Duursen (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Press / Media

Wat doen die weekmakers in bloed en vruchtwater?

Majorie van Duursen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Eerste hulp bij chemofobie

Majorie van Duursen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Uit voorzorg: veel sneller producten uit de winkels

Majorie van Duursen & M.H. Lamoree


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment