Today, global environmental challenges such as climate change, but also work-life changes are of high concern in society and the need for a sustainable development is obvious. A sustainable development has been defined as a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. IMM performs research that focuses on increasingly severe future threats such as health effects of climate change and of new chemicals and materials including nanomaterials. Research on risks for future generations, such as effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals, as well as on environmental health risks in a global perspective is performed. Also research to identify physical, psychosocial and work organizational factors that contribute to a sustainable working life is performed in the light of increasing sickness absence rates and an aging population.

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