Fleur van Broekhuizen – European Chemicals Agency

Comments on the strategy for mixtures – 28 April – 10:05 am CEST


Dr. Fleur van Broekhuizen studied chemistry at the University of Amsterdam, NL, and defended her PhD thesis in the field of Astrochemistry at the Leiden University in 2005. Since then, she has been advising industry, trade unions, environmental NGOs and governmental organisations, including the European Commission on safe and sustainable use of chemicals. From 2013 – 2020 she worked for the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) – Bureau REACH. On behalf of the Dutch Competent Authority for REACH, she implemented the SVHC Roadmap 2020, and was an active member of the RiME+ meeting, the ED-expert group and the working group on Petroleum and Coal substances of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). In 2016, she co-authored a Thought Starter on a possible approach to address unintentional chemical co-exposures in the risk assessment for single substances under REACH. March 2020, she joined the Prioritisation Unit of ECHA where she has continued her involvement in the work around possible approaches to address unintentional co-exposure to multiple substances in REACH and the assessment of regulatory needs of substances registered under REACH.


The HBM4EU project was launched in 2016 with the aim of improving the collective understanding of human exposure to hazardous chemicals and developing HBM as an exposure assessment method. The project had €74m in funding and jointly implemented by 120 partners from 28 participating countries – 24 EU member states plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Israel and the European Environment Agency. One of its aims was to ensure the sustainability of HBM in the EU beyond 2021. The project ended in June 2022. The website will not be updated any longer, except the page on peer reviewed publications, but will be online until 2032.