Martin Scheringer is a professor of environmental chemistry at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and a senior research scientist at ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. He has worked in the fields of chemical risk assessment, environmental fate modeling for chemicals, and human exposure assessment for 25 years. In addition to his scientific research, Martin Scheringer has worked extensively at the science-policy interface. He has conducted several projects with the OECD, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and with UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme; he is a co-author of the chapter on chemicals and waste in UNEP’s 5th Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5). Martin Scheringer is a founding member of the International Panel on Chemical Pollution, IPCP, and is currently the chair of the IPCP. In 2015, he also became an Associated Editor of the ACS journal, Environmental Science & Technology, the leading international journal in the field of environmental chemistry.