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About us


The ToxicoWatch Foundation is dedicated to contribute to a less toxic and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology and raising awareness of toxic substances of very high concern (SVHC).


Staff members ToxicoWatch Foundation

Abel Arkenbout

Abel Arkenbout

Toxicologist MSc

 CEO ToxicoWatch

Head of Research

Kirsten Bouman

Kirsten Bouman




gert-jan Vossnack

Gert Jan Vossnack


Advisory board members

About us
KH Esbensen

Kim H. Esbensen

Adjunct Professor 

Aalborg University

 Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Janna Koppe

Janna Koppe

Em. Prof. of Neonatology

University of Amsterdam, UvA

Kees Olie

Kees Olie

Associate professor University of Amsterdam UvA

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ToxicoWatch assists public concern on topics related to dioxins (POPs), hormone disruptors (EDCs), and other environmental pollutants. ToxicoWatch raises public awareness on topics of toxic hazards, health, environment, food, and lifestyle products.

ToxicoWatch wants to catalyze the transition towards sustainable development, defined as the enhancement of peace, social justice, and well-being, within and across generations in a toxic-free future.



Current work 
  • Analyses of dioxins (PCDD/F)

  • PFAS, PAH 

  • Endocrine Disturbing Compounds (EDCs) 

  • Emission waste incinerators

  • Biomonitoring 

  • Microbiological 

Guiding values
  • Bridge between people, science, and government   

  • Increase Scientific Impact

  • Respect to human, animal life and environment 

  • Enhance member engagement

  • Promote recognition of toxicology

  • Build for the future of toxicology

  • Implementation of advanced toxicology into chemical risk assessment.

Financial status


The ToxicoWatch Foundation is Public Benefit Organisations and benefits from the legal taxes associated with donations and gifts.


The Toxicowatch foundation is an organization dedicated to creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology.

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Contact Us:


Grote Ossenmarkt 13,

8861 CN Harlingen,

The Netherlands


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