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Pim Leonards is professor in Environmental Bioanalytical Chemistry. He has more than 20 years of experience in field and experimental studies related to environmental chemistry, analytical method development, bioaccumulation, indoor exposure assessment, and metabolomics. Nowadays, his focus is on emerging chemicals, indoor exposure assessment and metabolomics.

He participated in several national and research projects for the government, European commission, or industry. He was the coordinator of EU research project “Life Cycle Assessment of Environment-Compatible Flame Retardants (Prototypical Case Study) (ENFIRO)”. He also coordinated the EU “Developmental Neurotoxicity Assessment of Mixtures In Children (DENAMIC)”. Professor Leonards has a broad experience in trace organic analysis (e.g. brominated flame retardants, chlorinated paraffin’s), ecotoxicology, metabolomics, risk assessment and the organisation of workshops on contaminants. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles on the topics of environmental chemistry, analysis, ecotoxicology and metabolomics.


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1990: Master's Degree, Aquatic ecotoxicology, University of Amsterdam.

1997: PhD Analytical Chemistry (PCBs in mustelids; analysis, food chain transfer and critical levels), Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Ancillary activities

  • Uppsala University and Umea University | Uppsala en Umea | Evaluation research proposal/PhD opposition | 2017-11-01 - present
  • Nature in Stock | Rotterdam | Stock photography | 2018-01-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily


  • Q Science
  • Metabolomics
  • Environmental pollution
  • Indoor
  • Flame retardants
  • Non-target screening
  • chemical analysis
  • emerging chemicals
  • chlorinated paraffins

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Research Output 1996 2019

Early-life exposure to persistent organic pollutants (OCPs, PBDEs, PCBs, PFASs) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A multi-pollutant analysis of a Norwegian birth cohort

Lenters, V., Iszatt, N., Forns, J., Čechová, E., Kočan, A., Legler, J., Leonards, P., Stigum, H. & Eggesbø, M., Apr 2019, In : Environment International. 125, p. 33-42 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
confidence interval

Investigating predictive tools for refinery effluent hazard assessment using stream mesocosms

Cailleaud, K., Bassères, A., Gelber, C., Postma, J. F., ter Schure, A. T. M., Leonards, P. E. G., Redman, A. D., Whale, G. F., Spence, M. J. & Hjort, M., Mar 2019, In : Environmental toxicology and chemistry. 38, 3, p. 650-659 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

hazard assessment

Occurrence of legacy and alternative plasticizers in indoor dust from various EU countries and implications for human exposure via dust ingestion and dermal absorption

Christia, C., Poma, G., Harrad, S., de Wit, C. A., Sjostrom, Y., Leonards, P., Lamoree, M. & Covaci, A., 1 Apr 2019, In : Environmental Research. 171, p. 204-212 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Skin Absorption

Optimising analytical methods for chlorinated paraffins to evaluate their levels in Australia

van Mourik, L. M., 2019, 310 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

The strength in numbers: comprehensive characterization of house dust using complementary mass spectrometric techniques

Rostkowski, P., Haglund, P., Aalizadeh, R., Alygizakis, N., Thomaidis, N., Arandes, J. B., Nizzetto, P. B., Booij, P., Budzinski, H., Brunswick, P., Covaci, A., Gallampois, C., Grosse, S., Hindle, R., Ipolyi, I., Jobst, K., Kaserzon, S. L., Leonards, P., Lestremau, F., Letzel, T. & 7 othersMagnér, J., Matsukami, H., Moschet, C., Oswald, P., Plassmann, M., Slobodnik, J. & Yang, C., 4 Mar 2019, In : Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Spectrum Analysis

Activities 2002 2016

  • 49 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Editorial work

Non-target and suspect screening for organic substances in indoor dust for human exposure assessment

L. Lucattini (Speaker), A.M. Ballesteros-Gomez (Speaker), S.H. Brandsma (Speaker), M.H. Lamoree (Speaker), J. de Boer (Speaker), L. Småstuen Haug (Speaker), J.A. Padilla Sanchez (Speaker), E.Z. Papadopoulou (Speaker), P.E.G. Leonards (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Simultaneous determination of chemicals in indoor dust for potential human exposure assessment

L. Lucattini (Speaker), M.H. Lamoree (Speaker), J. de Boer (Speaker), A.M. Ballesteros-Gomez (Speaker), J. Meijer (Speaker), P.E.G. Leonards (Speaker)
16 Jun 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Chemosphere (Journal)

P.E.G. Leonards (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Alternative flame retardants - invited lecture

P.E.G. Leonards (Speaker)
7 Jun 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic