Genetic Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Medical Genetics



Chemicals in the environment can damage our DNA. DNA damage often appear early in disease and may in turn lead to cancer or other serious diseases, and in some cases even be passed on to the next generation. Genetic Occupational and Environmental Medicine identifies genetic damage caused by exposure to chemicals present in the work environment. Genetic Occupational and Environmental Medicine also focuses on identifying genetic differences that influence individual susceptibility to chemicals in the woeking environment and thus the propensity to develop exposure-related disease. The laboratory performs analyses of patients, biobanked samples and initiates field studies of individuals exposed to toxic chemicals. Ongoing projects include workers in southern Sweden, for example welders, hairdressers, and diesel-exposed workers. The laboratory has expertise and instruments for analysis of genetic damage, including epigenetic, genotyping and gene expression.

Recent research outputs

Gaudet, M. M., Deubler, E. L., Kelly, R. S., Ryan Diver, W., Teras, L. R., Hodge, J. M., Levine, K. E., Haines, L. G., Thomas Lundh, Lenner, P., Palli, D., Vineis, P., Bergdahl, I. A., Gapstur, S. M. & Kyrtopoulos, S. A., 2019 Mar 1, In : International Journal of Cancer. 144, 5, p. 1010-1016

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