Milou Dingemans has over 15 years’ experience in scientific research into the harmful effects on health of the exposure to chemicals. She completed her studies in Biology with a specialisation in Toxicology and Environmental Health, and then did her doctoral research on the effects of substances on the nervous system and postdoctoral work in the field of human toxicology. Since 2016 she has been a researcher and toxicologist in the Chemical Water Quality and Health team. Milou is a member of the international Society of Toxicology and the Dutch Society of Toxicology. At KWR Milou works on the assessment of possible health hazards of substances relevant to the water cycle (such as environmental contaminants) on commissions from water utilities, government and industry. She is also active in the development, validation and implementation of innovative test methods (such as bioassays) and risk assessment techniques related to chemical water quality.