Erika Norén

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health

Research

I am a PhD Student at the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Lund University. My project title is "Exposure to environmental contaminants in Swedish youths - time trends and effects on male reproduction". The overall aim of the project is to study the exposure of several environmental contaminants such as pesticides, phthalates, organophosphorus flame retardants and perfluorinated compounds (PFAS) in the general population. The exposure is measured through analysis of exposure biomarkers in urine samples from young men and women in Sweden. We also want to study effects and see if the exposure might have an impact on reproductive parameters in young men by looking at both semen quality and hormone levels.