Applied Mass Spectrometry in Environmental Medicine

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health


  • Pesticides, molecular epidemiology, endocrine disruptors, PAH, PFAS, isocyanates, thermosets, phthalates, bisphenols, toxicology, nano particles, airways, GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS



Humans are daily exposed to environmental toxicants which can harm our health. The aim of our research is to monitor human exposure to toxicants from the general environment, as well as at occupational settings, and to evaluate their impact on the human body. For this purpose we develop sensitive analytical methods using mass spectrometry for measurements of exposure biomarkers in human samples (e.g. blood and urine) which reflect external exposure levels, but also how the body handles toxicants with respect to uptake, metabolism and excretion rate. Several of our projects involve investigating the relationship between exposures and health effects by analyzing biomarkers representing early biological responses such as oxidative stress and inflammation. We also measure toxicants in some environmental samples such as air and dust. Our laboratory at Medicon Village in Lund is equipped with the latest mass spectrometry technology and we have a leading role internationally in exposure analyses.

Recent research outputs

Katherine Svensson, Eva Tanner, Chris Gennings, Christian Lindh, Hannu Kiviranta, Sverre Wikström & Carl Gustaf Bornehag, 2021 Dec 1, In: Scientific Reports. 11, 1, 11036.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Richelle D. Björvang, Jasmin Hassan, Maria Stefopoulou, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Matteo Pedrelli, Hannu Kiviranta, Panu Rantakokko, Päivi Ruokojärvi, Christian H. Lindh, Ganesh Acharya & Pauliina Damdimopoulou, 2021 Oct 1, In: Environment International. 155, 106589.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Marie C Conway, Emeir M McSorley, Maria S Mulhern, Toni Spence, Maria Weslowska, J J Strain, Edwin van Wijngaarden, Phil W Davidson, Gary J Myers, Karin E Wahlberg, Conrad F Shamlaye, Diego F Cobice, Barry W Hyland, Daniela Pineda, Karin Broberg & Alison J Yeates, 2021 Feb 2, In: British Journal of Nutrition. 22 p.

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