Meet our EDC-MixRisk scientists working behind the scenes and learn more about their work. This time Maria Jönsson is in the spotlight. She is an assistant professor, group leader and PI in the Uppsala University, Environmental Toxicology unit. The primary objective of her research group is to examine developmental effects of chemicals in vertebrates in […]

PhD student Iuliia Savchuk, who is involved in the EDC-MixRisk project, defended her thesis 13 October 2017 in Astrid Lindgren´s Children Hospital, Stockholm. The title of her thesis is “Diverse effects of endocrine-disruptive chemicals on Leydig and adrenocortical cell steroidogenesis in humans and rodents”. The aim of the thesis was to examine the impact of […]

We are exposed to multiple chemicals that make their way into the environment through several routes. Hormonal disruptive effects of many of these chemicals have been reported in experimental and/or epidemiological studies. Most of these disruptive effects have, however, been reported as an individual chemical rather than a mixture. Research group led by Prof. Barbara […]

Phthalates are widely used in industrial and personal care products, including fragrances, shampoos, soaps, plastics, paints and some pesticides. Phthalates belong to a highly abundant group of semi-persistent EDCs that have been associated with reproductive dysfunction in humans, particularly in males. The anti-androgenic and / or anti-estrogenic effects of different phthalates esters have been shown […]

National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland, THL, has analysed persistent organic pollutants (POPs) from samples of the two large pregnancy cohorts, SELMA and Life Child. POPs are organic chemical compounds which bioaccumulate in animals and humans. They include both 1) intentionally produced chemicals that are currently or were once used in agriculture, disease […]

Prof. Wieland Kiess, a partner in EDC-MixRisk project, is one of the main authors of the recently published research paper which has brought attention to the issue of Endocrine Disruptive Chemicals (EDCs) in Germany. The article, entitled in English “Endocrine disruptors: Evidence from epidemiological studies necessitates a critical review of model systems”, was published in […]

EDC-MixRisk was represented by Dr. Mattias Öberg (Karolinska Institutet/Swetox) at the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network meeting that was organized in Parma, Italy 20-22 June 2017. The meeting, hosted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), assembled 83 top organizations within the field of chemical risk assessment from all regions world wide. Development of a […]

Meet our EDC-MixRisk scientists and hear their story on what they are researching and why it matters. Joachim Sturve is assoc. professor and lecturer at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is an ecotoxicologist and the main focus of his research is on the effects of pollutants […]

EDC-MixRisk will organize a workshop in Brussels, 25-26 September 2017. The aim of the workshop is to discuss the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) approach and to explore the approach from the EDC-MixRisk perspective. The second day of the workshop will focus especially on aspects of societal impact and building key messages based on recent research […]

The EDC-MixRisk Consortium came together for its annual meeting in Stockholm, 15-17 May, to discuss the project’s progress and future activities. The meeting was organized as a three-day event, combining an 1) Adverse Outcome Pathway  (AOP) workshop 2) a joint meeting between EDC-MixRisk and EDC-2020 to present scientific results and 3) one and half days […]