Marika Berglund

Marika Berglund

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Telephone: +46852487536
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 Biokemisk toxikologi Stenius, 171 77 Stockholm


  • *Exposure analysis and health risk assessment*
    The lack of relevant human exposure information is often a challenge in risk
    assessment of environmental pollutants and chemicals. My research field is
    exposure analysis which is an important component of health risk assessment
    and risk management. The overall goal is to improving the basis for health
    risk assessment of environmental pollutants and chemicals, including metals
    and organic substances.
    Current research is focusing on characterization of human exposure and
    assessment of health risks related to the presence of various toxic
    contaminants in the general environment (food, breast milk, drinking water,
    products, contaminated land/soil and dust). Development of harmonized methods
    for exposure assessment, needed to accomplish comparable data between
    studies, is carried out within the EU project "Consortium to perform human
    biomonitoring on a European scale" (COPHES II) as well as within the
    framework of the Swedish National health related environmental monitoring
    program. The approach is tested and evaluated within the EU Life+ Democophes
    An important aspect of exposure assessment is validation of methods and
    measurements to describe qualitatively and quantitatively uncertainty and
    variability. Probabilistic models for exposure assessment are developed.
    Another current research project deals with contaminated land as a source of
    chemical exposure and associated health risks.
    Since many years, I am an associated member of the steering committee for the
    National health related environmental monitoring program, coordinated by
    Swedish EPA, and responsible for the database on human exposure data
    collected within the program and the web presentation of data. Since 2008, I
    am also leading the IMM Risk Assessment Secretariat, which provides expert
    advice in the area of environmental medicine to national and international
    authorities and organizations.
    /Database on human exposure data/
    * EU FP7
    * EU Life+
    * SIDA
    * The Swedish Research Council Formas
    * Swedish Environmental Protection Agency


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  • Affiliated to Research, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2027

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  • Docent, Karolinska institutet, 2008

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