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Research description

Metal toxicology research

Adverse health effects due to exposure to toxic metals, especially arsenic, cadmium, mercury and lead constitute serious public health problems world-wide. Major sources of exposure are drinking water and food. Ongoing research at the unit of Metals and Health focuses on effects of early-life exposure to toxic metals, both concurrent effects and effects later in life, effects on kidney, bone and immune function, as well as cancer development. A series of epidemiological studies concern two large cohorts, one mother-child cohort in Bangladesh, and one cohort of indigenous people in the Andean part of Argentina. The main metals of concern are arsenic and cadmium, but also lead. Recently, we have initiated studies on potential adverse effects of elevated intake of manganese via drinking water. We are investigating associations between exposures and adverse health effects, often including also various biomarkers of toxicity in order to increase the understanding of modes of actions. We are particularly interested in interactions with susceptibility factors, such as genetic polymorphisms, metabolism (especially for arsenic), and nutritional status. We collaborate with several research groups, both in Sweden and internationally, e.g. within the EU project PHIME. For measurements of small amounts of trace elements in biological tissues we use mainly Inductively Coupled Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS), often in combination with HPLC for separation of e.g. arsenic metabolites. We have clean-room facilities allowing detection of very low concentrations. In the last 5 years, the research has resulted in about 50 publications in renowned international scientific journals (average impact factor 3.7).

We also participate in the applied public health work by producing and evaluating the scientific basis for health risk assessments, e.g. for the European Food Safety Authority, the National Board of Health and Welfare, the Swedish Food Agency, the Chemicals Inspectorate and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. Our research has been fundamental for the health risk assessments of both arsenic and cadmium.

Financing

  • Swedish Research Council/Medicine
  • EU
  • The Swedish Research Council Formas
  • The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research

Five selected publications

Kippler M, Tofail F, Gardner R, McGregor S, Hamadani J, Bottai M, Vahter M.

Early-life cadmium exposure and child development in 5-year-old girls and boys: a cohort study in rural Bangladesh

Environ Health Perspect. 120(10), 1462-8, 2012.

 

Gardner R, Engström K, Bottai M, Hoque AMW, Raqib R, Broberg K, Vahter M.

Pregnancy and methyltransferase genotype independently influence arsenic methylation phenotype

Pharmacogenet Genomics. 22(7), 508-16, 2012.

 

Hamadani JD, Tofail F, Nermell B, Gardner R, Shiraji S, Bottai M, Arifeen SE, Huda SN, Vahter M.

Critical window in arsenic exposure for child development at 5 years of age: a longitudinal cohort study in rural Bangladesh

Int J Epidemiol. 40(6), 1593-604, 2011.

 

Concha G, Broberg K, Grandér M, Cardozo A, Palm , Vahter M.

High-level exposure to lithium, boron, cesium, and arsenic via drinking water in the Andes of northern Argentina

Environ Sci Technol. 44(17), 6875-80, 2010.

 

Vahter M.

Effects of arsenic on maternal and fetal health

Annu Rev Nutr. 29, 381-99, 2009.

Publications

A cross-sectional study of general cognitive abilities among Uruguayan school children with low-level arsenic exposure, potential effect modification by methylation capacity and dietary folate
Desai G, Barg G, Queirolo Ei, Vahter M, Peregalli F, Mañay N, et al
Environmental research 2018;164():124-131

Associations between Methylated Metabolites of Arsenic and Selenium in Urine of Pregnant Bangladeshi Women and Interactions between the Main Genes Involved
Skröder H, Engström K, Kuehnelt D, Kippler M, Francesconi K, Nermell B, et al
Environmental health perspectives 2018;126(2):027001-

Associations of arsenic exposure with telomere length and naïve T cells in childhood- A birth cohort study
Mannan T, Ahmed S, Akhtar E, Ahsan Kb, Haq A, Kippler M, et al
Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology 2018;():-

Cadmium exposure and cognitive abilities and behavior at 10 years of age: A prospective cohort study
Gustin K, Tofail F, Vahter M, Kippler M
Environment international 2018;113():259-268

ICP-MS measurement of toxic and essential elements in human breast milk. A comparison of alkali dilution and acid digestion sample preparation methods
Levi M, Hjelm C, Harari F, Vahter M
Clinical biochemistry 2018;53():81-87

Nutritional status and diet as predictors of children's lead concentrations in blood and urine
Kordas K, Burganowski R, Roy A, Peregalli F, Baccino V, Barcia E, et al
Environment international 2018;111():43-51

Arsenic exposure alters lung function and airway inflammation in children: A cohort study in rural Bangladesh
Ahmed S, Akhtar E, Roy A, Von Ehrenstein Os, Vahter M, Wagatsuma Y, et al
Environment international 2017;101():108-116

Arsenic exposure from drinking water is associated with decreased gene expression and increased DNA methylation in peripheral blood
Ameer Ss, Engström K, Hossain Mb, Concha G, Vahter M, Broberg K
Toxicology and applied pharmacology 2017;321():57-66

AS3MT-mediated tolerance to arsenic evolved by multiple independent horizontal gene transfers from bacteria to eukaryotes
Palmgren M, Engström K, Hallström Bm, Wahlberg K, Søndergaard Da, Säll T, et al
PloS one 2017;12(4):e0175422-

Early-Life Selenium Status and Cognitive Function at 5 and 10 Years of Age in Bangladeshi Children
Skröder H, Kippler M, Tofail F, Vahter M
Environmental health perspectives 2017;125(11):117003-

Humoral Immunity in Arsenic-Exposed Children in Rural Bangladesh: Total Immunoglobulins and Vaccine-Specific Antibodies
Raqib R, Ahmed S, Ahsan Kb, Kippler M, Akhtar E, Roy Ak, et al
Environmental health perspectives 2017;125(6):067006-

Major Limitations in Using Element Concentrations in Hair as Biomarkers of Exposure to Toxic and Essential Trace Elements in Children
Skröder H, Kippler M, Nermell B, Tofail F, Levi M, Rahman Sm, et al
Environmental health perspectives 2017;125(6):067021-

Manganese in Drinking Water and Cognitive Abilities and Behavior at 10 Years of Age: A Prospective Cohort Study
Rahman Sm, Kippler M, Tofail F, Bölte S, Hamadani Jd, Vahter M
Environmental health perspectives 2017;125(5):057003-

Methylmercury exposure and cognitive abilities and behavior at 10years of age
Gustin K, Tofail F, Mehrin F, Levi M, Vahter M, Kippler M
Environment international 2017;102():97-105

Transcriptomics and methylomics of CD4-positive T cells in arsenic-exposed women
Engström K, Wojdacz Tk, Marabita F, Ewels P, Käller M, Vezzi F, et al
Archives of toxicology 2017;91(5):2067-2078

Arsenic alters global histone modifications in lymphocytes in vitro and in vivo
Pournara A, Kippler M, Holmlund T, Ceder R, Grafström R, Vahter M, et al
Cell biology and toxicology 2016;32(4):275-84

Arsenic Metabolism in Children Differs From That in Adults
Skröder Löveborn H, Kippler M, Lu Y, Ahmed S, Kuehnelt D, Raqib R, et al
Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology 2016;152(1):29-39

Boron exposure through drinking water during pregnancy and birth size
Igra Am, Harari F, Lu Y, Casimiro E, Vahter M
Environment international 2016;95():54-60

Common Polymorphisms in the Solute Carrier SLC30A10 are Associated With Blood Manganese and Neurological Function
Wahlberg K, Kippler M, Alhamdow A, Rahman Sm, Smith Dr, Vahter M, et al
Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology 2016;149(2):473-83

Elevated childhood exposure to arsenic despite reduced drinking water concentrations--A longitudinal cohort study in rural Bangladesh
Kippler M, Skröder H, Rahman Sm, Tofail F, Vahter M
Environment international 2016;86():119-25

Exposure to Inorganic Arsenic Is Associated with Increased Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number and Longer Telomere Length in Peripheral Blood
Ameer Ss, Xu Y, Engström K, Li H, Tallving P, Nermell B, et al
Frontiers in cell and developmental biology 2016;4():87-

Exposure to lithium through drinking water and calcium homeostasis during pregnancy: A longitudinal study
Harari F, Åkesson A, Casimiro E, Lu Y, Vahter M
Environmental research 2016;147():1-7

Impact of prenatal exposure to cadmium on cognitive development at preschool age and the importance of selenium and iodine
Kippler M, Bottai M, Georgiou V, Koutra K, Chalkiadaki G, Kampouri M, et al
European journal of epidemiology 2016;31(11):1123-1134

Low-level arsenic exposure: Nutritional and dietary predictors in first-grade Uruguayan children
Kordas K, Queirolo Ei, Mañay N, Peregalli F, Hsiao Py, Lu Y, et al
Environmental research 2016;147():16-23

Prenatal lead exposure and childhood blood pressure and kidney function
Skröder H, Hawkesworth S, Moore Se, Wagatsuma Y, Kippler M, Vahter M
Environmental research 2016;151():628-634

Alkali dilution of blood samples for high throughput ICP-MS analysis-comparison with acid digestion
Lu Y, Kippler M, Harari F, Grandér M, Palm B, Nordqvist H, et al
Clinical biochemistry 2015;48(3):140-7

Anthroposophic lifestyle influences the concentration of metals in placenta and cord blood
Fagerstedt S, Kippler M, Scheynius A, Gutzeit C, Mie A, Alm J, et al
Environmental research 2015;136():88-96

Discordant pattern of BRCA1 gene epimutation in blood between mothers and daughters
Wojdacz Tk, Harari F, Vahter M, Broberg K
Journal of clinical pathology 2015;68(7):575-7

Environmental exposure to lithium during pregnancy and fetal size: a longitudinal study in the Argentinean Andes
Harari F, Langeén M, Casimiro E, Bottai M, Palm B, Nordqvist H, et al
Environment international 2015;77():48-54

Exposure to Lithium and Cesium Through Drinking Water and Thyroid Function During Pregnancy: A Prospective Cohort Study
Harari F, Bottai M, Casimiro E, Palm B, Vahter M
Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association 2015;25(11):1199-208

Genetic variation in arsenic (+3 oxidation state) methyltransferase (AS3MT), arsenic metabolism and risk of basal cell carcinoma in a European population
Engström Ks, Vahter M, Fletcher T, Leonardi G, Goessler W, Gurzau E, et al
Environmental and molecular mutagenesis 2015;56(1):60-9

Human adaptation to arsenic-rich environments
Schlebusch Cm, Gattepaille Lm, Engström K, Vahter M, Jakobsson M, Broberg K
Molecular biology and evolution 2015;32(6):1544-55

Impact of Ficoll density gradient centrifugation on major and trace element concentrations in erythrocytes and blood plasma
Lu Y, Ahmed S, Harari F, Vahter M
Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS) 2015;29():249-54

Kidney function and blood pressure in preschool-aged children exposed to cadmium and arsenic--potential alleviation by selenium
Skröder H, Hawkesworth S, Kippler M, El Arifeen S, Wagatsuma Y, Moore Se, et al
Environmental research 2015;140():205-13

Manganese exposure through drinking water during pregnancy and size at birth: A prospective cohort study
Rahman Sm, Kippler M, Ahmed S, Palm B, El Arifeen S, Vahter M
Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.) 2015;53():68-74

MS-HRM assay identifies high levels of epigenetic heterogeneity in human immortalized cell lines
Putnik M, Wojdacz Tk, Pournara A, Vahter M, Wallberg Ae
Gene 2015;560(2):165-72

Prenatal lead exposure is associated with decreased cord blood DNA methylation of the glycoprotein VI gene involved in platelet activation and thrombus formation
Engström K, Rydbeck F, Kippler M, Wojdacz Tk, Arifeen S, Vahter M, et al
Environmental epigenetics 2015;1(1):dvv007-

Proteomics Analysis Reveals Distinct Corona Composition on Magnetic Nanoparticles with Different Surface Coatings: Implications for Interactions with Primary Human Macrophages
Vogt C, Pernemalm M, Kohonen P, Laurent S, Hultenby K, Vahter M, et al
PloS one 2015;10(10):e0129008-

Selenium metabolism to the trimethylselenonium ion (TMSe) varies markedly because of polymorphisms in the indolethylamine N-methyltransferase gene
Kuehnelt D, Engstrom K, Skroder H, Kokarnig S, Schlebusch C, Kippler M, et al
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION 2015;102(6):1406-15

Selenium status in pregnancy influences children's cognitive function at 1.5 years of age
Skröder Hm, Hamadani Jd, Tofail F, Persson LÅ, Vahter Me, Kippler Mj
Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland) 2015;34(5):923-30

The effects of arsenic exposure on blood pressure and early risk markers of cardiovascular disease: Evidence for population differences
Ameer Ss, Engström K, Harari F, Concha G, Vahter M, Broberg K
Environmental research 2015;140():32-6

The Epigenetic Effects of Prenatal Cadmium Exposure
Vilahur N, Vahter M, Broberg K
Current environmental health reports 2015;2(2):195-203

Arsenic exposure and cell-mediated immunity in pre-school children in rural Bangladesh
Ahmed S, Moore Se, Kippler M, Gardner R, Hawlader Md, Wagatsuma Y, et al
Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology 2014;141(1):166-75

Arsenic exposure in early pregnancy alters genome-wide DNA methylation in cord blood, particularly in boys
Broberg K, Ahmed S, Engström K, Hossain Mb, Jurkovic Mlakar S, Bottai M, et al
Journal of developmental origins of health and disease 2014;5(4):288-98

Arsenic-induced suppression of kidney cell proliferation and the transcriptional coregulator MAML1
Pournara A, Holmlund T, Lu Y, Ceder R, Putnik M, Grafström R, et al
Metallomics : integrated biometal science 2014;6(3):498-504

Associations between cadmium exposure and circulating levels of sex hormones in postmenopausal women
Ali I, Engström A, Vahter M, Skerfving S, Lundh T, Lidfeldt J, et al
Environmental research 2014;134():265-9

Cadmium concentrations in human blood and urine are associated with polymorphisms in zinc transporter genes
Rentschler G, Kippler M, Axmon A, Raqib R, Skerfving S, Vahter M, et al
Metallomics : integrated biometal science 2014;6(4):885-91

Exposure to arsenic and intra-chromosomal instability in blood
Wojdacz Tk, Bottai M, Vahter M, Broberg K
Metallomics : integrated biometal science 2014;6(8):1387-9

Formal recycling of e-waste leads to increased exposure to toxic metals: an occupational exposure study from Sweden
Julander A, Lundgren L, Skare L, Grandér M, Palm B, Vahter M, et al
Environment international 2014;73():243-51

Maternal-child transfer of essential and toxic elements through breast milk in a mine-waste polluted area
Castro F, Harari F, Llanos M, Vahter M, Ronco Am
American journal of perinatology 2014;31(11):993-1002

Maternal Urinary Iodine Concentration up to 1.0 mg/L Is Positively Associated with Birth Weight, Length, and Head Circumference of Male Offspring
Rydbeck F, Rahman A, Grander M, Ekstrom Ec, Vahter M, Kippler M
JOURNAL OF NUTRITION 2014;144(9):1438-44

Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes XRCC1 and XRCC3, occupational exposure to arsenic and sunlight, and the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer in a European case-control study
Surdu S, Fitzgerald Ef, Bloom Ms, Boscoe Fp, Carpenter Do, Haase Rf, et al
Environmental research 2014;134():382-9

Targeted uptake of folic acid-functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles by ovarian cancer cells in the presence but not in the absence of serum
Krais A, Wortmann L, Hermanns L, Feliu N, Vahter M, Stucky S, et al
Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine 2014;10(7):1421-31

TrkB overexpression in mice buffers against memory deficits and depression-like behavior but not all anxiety- and stress-related symptoms induced by developmental exposure to methylmercury
Karpova Nn, Lindholm Js, Kulesskaya N, Onishchenko N, Vahter M, Popova D, et al
Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience 2014;8():315-

Arsenic exposure affects plasma insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in children in rural Bangladesh
Ahmed S, Rekha Rs, Ahsan Kb, Doi M, Grandér M, Roy Ak, et al
PloS one 2013;8(11):e81530-

Early exposure to toxic metals has a limited effect on blood pressure or kidney function in later childhood, rural Bangladesh
Hawkesworth S, Wagatsuma Y, Kippler M, Fulford Aj, Arifeen Se, Persson La, et al
International journal of epidemiology 2013;42(1):176-85

Efficient arsenic metabolism--the AS3MT haplotype is associated with DNA methylation and expression of multiple genes around AS3MT
Engström Ks, Hossain Mb, Lauss M, Ahmed S, Raqib R, Vahter M, et al
PloS one 2013;8(1):e53732-

Elevated manganese concentrations in drinking water may be beneficial for fetal survival
Rahman Sm, Akesson A, Kippler M, Grandér M, Hamadani Jd, Streatfield Pk, et al
PloS one 2013;8(9):e74119-

Environmental exposure to metals and children's growth to age 5 years: a prospective cohort study
Gardner Rm, Kippler M, Tofail F, Bottai M, Hamadani J, Grandér M, et al
American journal of epidemiology 2013;177(12):1356-67

N-6-adenine-specific DNA methyltransferase 1 (N6AMT1) polymorphisms and arsenic methylation in Andean women
Harari F, Engström K, Concha G, Colque G, Vahter M, Broberg K
Environmental health perspectives 2013;121(7):797-803

Occupational exposure to arsenic and risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer in a multinational European study
Surdu S, Fitzgerald Ef, Bloom Ms, Boscoe Fp, Carpenter Do, Haase Rf, et al
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER 2013;133(9):2182-91

Occupational Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation and Risk of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in a Multinational European Study
Surdu S, Fitzgerald Ef, Bloom Ms, Boscoe Fp, Carpenter Do, Haase Rf, et al
PLOS ONE 2013;8(4):e62359-

Polymorphisms in iron homeostasis genes and urinary cadmium concentrations among nonsmoking women in Argentina and Bangladesh
Rentschler G, Kippler M, Axmon A, Raqib R, Ekström Ec, Skerfving S, et al
Environmental health perspectives 2013;121(4):467-72

Possible positive selection for an arsenic-protective haplotype in humans
Schlebusch Cm, Lewis Cm, Vahter M, Engström K, Tito Ry, Obregón-tito Aj, et al
Environmental health perspectives 2013;121(1):53-8

Sex-specific effects of early life cadmium exposure on DNA methylation and implications for birth weight
Kippler M, Engström K, Mlakar Sj, Bottai M, Ahmed S, Hossain Mb, et al
Epigenetics 2013;8(5):494-503

Arsenic exposure through drinking water is associated with longer telomeres in peripheral blood
Li H, Engström K, Vahter M, Broberg K
Chemical research in toxicology 2012;25(11):2333-9

Associations between dietary cadmium exposure and bone mineral density and risk of osteoporosis and fractures among women
Engstrom A, Michaelsson K, Vahter M, Julin B, Wolk A, Akesson A
BONE 2012;50(6):1372-8

Early-Life Cadmium Exposure and Child Development in 5-Year-Old Girls and Boys: A Cohort Study in Rural Bangladesh
Kippler M, Tofail F, Hamadani Jd, Gardner Rm, Grantham-mcgregor Sm, Bottai M, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2012;120(10):1462-8

Early-life exposure to lithium and boron from drinking water
Harari F, Ronco Am, Concha G, Llanos M, Grandér M, Castro F, et al
Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.) 2012;34(4):552-60

Early life low-level cadmium exposure is positively associated with increased oxidative stress
Kippler M, Hossain Mb, Lindh C, Moore Se, Kabir I, Vahter M, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 2012;:164-70

Environmental arsenic exposure and DNA methylation of the tumor suppressor gene p16 and the DNA repair gene MLH1: effect of arsenic metabolism and genotype
Hossain Mb, Vahter M, Concha G, Broberg K
Metallomics : integrated biometal science 2012;4(11):1167-75

Environmental exposure to arsenic and cadmium during pregnancy and fetal size: a longitudinal study in rural Bangladesh
Kippler M, Wagatsuma Y, Rahman A, Nermell B, Persson LÅ, Raqib R, et al
Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.) 2012;34(4):504-11

Inorganic Arsenic and Basal Cell Carcinoma in Areas of Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia: A Case-Control Study
Leonardi G, Vahter M, Clemens F, Goessler W, Gurzau E, Hemminki K, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2012;120(5):721-6

In Utero Arsenic Exposure Is Associated With Impaired Thymic Function in Newborns Possibly Via Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis
Ahmed S, Bin Ahsan K, Kippler M, Mily A, Wagatsuma Y, Hoque Amw, et al
TOXICOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2012;129(2):305-14

Low-Level Environmental Cadmium Exposure Is Associated with DNA Hypomethylation in Argentinean Women
Hossain Mb, Vahter M, Concha G, Broberg K
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2012;120(6):879-84

Maternal Cadmium Exposure during Pregnancy and Size at Birth: A Prospective Cohort Study
Kippler M, Tofail F, Gardner R, Rahman A, Hamadani Jd, Bottai M, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2012;120(2):284-9

Metals and trace element concentrations in breast milk of first time healthy mothers: a biological monitoring study
Björklund Kl, Vahter M, Palm B, Grandér M, Lignell S, Berglund M
Environmental health : a global access science source 2012;11():92-

Occurrence and levels of organochlorine compounds in human breast milk in Bangladesh
Bergkvist C, Aune M, Nilsson I, Sandanger Tm, Hamadani Jd, Tofail F, et al
CHEMOSPHERE 2012;88(7):784-90

Pre- and Postnatal Arsenic Exposure and Body Size to 2 Years of Age: A Cohort Study in Rural Bangladesh
Saha Kk, Engstrom A, Hamadani Jd, Tofail F, Rasmussen Km, Vahter M
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2012;120(8):1208-14

Pregnancy and the methyltransferase genotype independently influence the arsenic methylation phenotype
Gardner Rm, Engstrom K, Bottai M, Hoque Wam, Raqib R, Broberg K, et al
PHARMACOGENETICS AND GENOMICS 2012;22(7):508-16

Arsenic-Associated Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Immune Disruption in Human Placenta and Cord Blood
Ahmed S, Khoda Sme, Rekha Rs, Gardner Rm, Ameer Ss, Moore S, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2011;119(2):258-64

Arsenic Exposure in Pregnancy Increases the Risk of Lower Respiratory Tract Infection and Diarrhea during Infancy in Bangladesh
Rahman A, Vahter M, Ekstrom Ec, Persson La
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2011;119(5):719-24

Arsenic methylation efficiency increases during the first trimester of pregnancy independent of folate status
Gardner Rm, Nermell B, Kippler M, Grander M, Li L, Ekstrom Ec, et al
REPRODUCTIVE TOXICOLOGY 2011;31(2):210-8

Biomarker of chronic cadmium exposure in a population residing in the vicinity of a zinc producing plant
Bratveit M, Mageroy N, Gundersen H, Vahter M, Moen Be
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 2011;409(20):4222-8

Characterization of New Potential Anticancer Drugs Designed To Overcome Glutathione Transferase Mediated Resistance
Johansson K, Ito M, Schophuizen Cms, Thengumtharayil Sm, Heuser Vd, Zhang J, et al
MOLECULAR PHARMACEUTICS 2011;8(5):1698-708

Critical windows of exposure for arsenic-associated impairment of cognitive function in pre-school girls and boys: a population-based cohort study
Hamadani Jd, Tofail F, Nermell B, Gardner R, Shiraji S, Bottai M, et al
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 2011;40(6):1593-604

Efficient internalization of silica-coated iron oxide nanoparticles of different sizes by primary human macrophages and dendritic cells
Kunzmann A, Andersson B, Vogt C, Feliu N, Ye F, Gabrielsson S, et al
TOXICOLOGY AND APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY 2011;253(2):81-93

Gender and age differences in mixed metal exposure and urinary excretion
Berglund M, Lindberg Al, Rahman M, Yunus M, Grander M, Lonnerdal B, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 2011;111(8):1271-9

High concentrations of essential and toxic elements in infant formula and infant foods - A matter of concern
Ljung K, Palm B, Grander M, Vahter M
FOOD CHEMISTRY 2011;127(3):943-51

Lithium in Drinking Water and Thyroid Function
Broberg K, Concha G, Engstrom K, Lindvall M, Grander M, Vahter M
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2011;119(6):827-30

Long-Term Cadmium Exposure and the Association With Bone Mineral Density and Fractures in a Population-Based Study Among Women
Engstrom A, Michaelsson K, Suwazono Y, Wolk A, Vahter M, Akesson A
JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH 2011;26(3):486-95

Nickel deposited on the skin-visualization by DMG test
Julander A, Skare L, Vahter M, Liden C
CONTACT DERMATITIS 2011;64(3):151-7

Persistent Exposure to Arsenic via Drinking Water in Rural Bangladesh Despite Major Mitigation Efforts
Gardner R, Hamadani J, Grander M, Tofail F, Nermell B, Palm B, et al
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2011;:S333-8

Polymorphisms in Arsenic( plus III Oxidation State) Methyltransferase (AS3MT) Predict Gene Expression of AS3MT as Well as Arsenic Metabolism
Engstrom K, Vahter M, Mlakar Sj, Concha G, Nermell B, Raqib R, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2011;119(2):182-8

Relation between dietary cadmium intake and biomarkers of cadmium exposure in premenopausal women accounting for body iron stores
Julin B, Vahter M, Amzal B, Wolk A, Berglund M, Akesson A
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 2011;:105-

Retinol May Counteract the Negative Effect of Cadmium on Bone
Engstrom A, Hakansson H, Skerfving S, Biellerup P, Lidfeldt J, Lundh T, et al
JOURNAL OF NUTRITION 2011;141(12):2198-203

Temporal and seasonal variability of arsenic in drinking water wells in Matlab, southeastern Bangladesh: A preliminary evaluation on the basis of a 4 year study
Bhattacharya P, Hossain M, Rahman Sn, Robinson C, Nath B, Rahman M, et al
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH PART A-TOXIC/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 2011;46(11):1177-84

The association between active/passive smoking and toxic metals among pregnant women in Greece
Vardavas Ci, Patelarou E, Grander M, Chatzi L, Palm B, Fthenou E, et al
XENOBIOTICA 2011;41(6):456-63

Accumulation of cadmium in human placenta interacts with the transport of micronutrients to the fetus
Kippler M, Hoque Amw, Raqib R, Ohrvik H, Ekstrom Ec, Vahter M
TOXICOLOGY LETTERS 2010;192(2):162-8

Arsenic and Cadmium in Food-chain in Bangladesh-An Exploratory Study
Khan Si, Ahmed Akm, Yunus M, Rahman M, Hore Sk, Vahter M, et al
JOURNAL OF HEALTH POPULATION AND NUTRITION 2010;28(6):578-84

Arsenic Exposure and Risk of Spontaneous Abortion, Stillbirth, and Infant Mortality
Rahman A, Persson La, Nermell B, El Arifeen S, Ekstrom Ec, Smith Ah, et al
EPIDEMIOLOGY 2010;21(6):797-804

Assessment of early-life lead exposure in rural Bangladesh
Bergkvist C, Kippler M, Hamadani Jd, Grander M, Tofail F, Berglund M, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 2010;110(7):718-24

Benchmark dose for cadmium-induced osteoporosis in women
Suwazono Y, Sand S, Vahter M, Skerfving S, Lidfeldt J, Akesson A
TOXICOLOGY LETTERS 2010;197(2):123-7

Burden of cadmium in early childhood: Longitudinal assessment of urinary cadmium in rural Bangladesh
Kippler M, Nermell B, Hamadani J, Tofail F, Moore S, Vahter M
TOXICOLOGY LETTERS 2010;198(1):20-5

Chronic exposure to cadmium and arsenic strongly influences concentrations of 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2 '-deoxyguanosine in urine
Engstrom Ks, Vahter M, Johansson G, Lindh Ch, Teichert F, Singh R, et al
FREE RADICAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE 2010;48(9):1211-7

High-Level Exposure to Lithium, Boron, Cesium, and Arsenic via Drinking Water in the Andes of Northern Argentina
Concha G, Broberg K, Grander M, Cardozo A, Palm B, Vahter M
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 2010;44(17):6875-80

Impact of Smoking and Chewing Tobacco on Arsenic-Induced Skin Lesions
Lindberg Al, Sohel N, Rahman M, Persson La, Vahter M
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2010;118(4):533-8

Lifetime exposure to arsenic in residential drinking water in Central Europe
Hough Rl, Fletcher T, Leonardi Gs, Goessler W, Gnagnarella P, Clemens F, et al
INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 2010;83(5):471-81

Low 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2 '-deoxyguanosine levels and influence of genetic background in an Andean population exposed to high levels of arsenic
Engstrom Ks, Vahter M, Lindh C, Teichert F, Singh R, Concha G, et al
MUTATION RESEARCH-FUNDAMENTAL AND MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF MUTAGENESIS 2010;683(1-2):98-105

Pre- and postnatal arsenic exposure and child development at 18 months of age: a cohort study in rural Bangladesh
Hamadani Jd, Grantham-mcgregor Sm, Tofail F, Nermell B, Fangstrom B, Huda Sn, et al
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 2010;39(5):1206-16

Recent applications of benchmark dose method for estimation of reference cadmium exposure for renal effects in man
Suwazono Y, Uetani M, Akesson A, Vahter M
TOXICOLOGY LETTERS 2010;198(1):40-3

Skin Deposition of Nickel, Cobalt, and Chromium in Production of Gas Turbines and Space Propulsion Components
Julander A, Skare L, Mulder M, Grander M, Vahter M, Liden C
ANNALS OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE 2010;54(3):340-50

Spatial modelling of individual arsenic exposure via well water: evaluation of arsenic in urine, main water source and influence of neighbourhood water sources in rural Bangladesh
Sohel N, Kanaroglou Ps, Persson La, Haq Mz, Rahman M, Vahter M
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING 2010;12(6):1341-8

Spatial patterns of fetal loss and infant death in an arsenic-affected area in Bangladesh
Sohel N, Vahter M, Ali M, Rahman M, Rahman A, Streatfield Pk, et al
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH GEOGRAPHICS 2010;:53-

Arsenic Exposure During Pregnancy and Size at Birth: A Prospective Cohort Study in Bangladesh
Rahman A, Vahter M, Smith Ah, Nermell B, Yunus M, El Arifeen S, et al
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 2009;169(3):304-12

Arsenic in Drinking Water and Adult Mortality A Population-based Cohort Study in Rural Bangladesh
Sohel N, Persson La, Rahman M, Streatfield Pk, Yunus M, Ekstrom Ec, et al
EPIDEMIOLOGY 2009;20(6):824-30

Arsenic induces telomerase expression and maintains telomere length in human cord blood cells
Ferrario D, Collotta A, Carfi M, Bowe G, Vahter M, Hartung T, et al
TOXICOLOGY 2009;260(1-3):132-41

Arsenic metabolism is influenced by polymorphisms in genes involved in one-carbon metabolism and reduction reactions
Engstrom Ks, Nermell B, Concha G, Stromberg U, Vahter M, Broberg K
MUTATION RESEARCH-FUNDAMENTAL AND MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF MUTAGENESIS 2009;667(1-2):4-14

Cadmium-induced bone effect is not mediated via low serum 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D
Engstrom A, Skerving S, Lidfeldt J, Burgaz A, Lundh T, Samsioe G, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 2009;109(2):188-92

Cadmium interacts with the transport of essential micronutrients in the mammary gland-A study in rural Bangladeshi women
Kippler M, Lonnerdal B, Goessler W, Ekstrom Ec, El Arifeen S, Vahter M
TOXICOLOGY 2009;257(1-2):64-9

Early-life nutritional and environmental determinants of thymic size in infants born in rural Bangladesh
Moore Se, Prentice Am, Wagatsuma Y, Fulford Ajc, Collinson Ac, Raqib R, et al
ACTA PAEDIATRICA 2009;98(7):1168-75

Effect of Arsenic Exposure during Pregnancy on Infant Development at 7 Months in Rural Matlab, Bangladesh
Tofail F, Vahter M, Hamadani Jd, Nermell B, Huda Sn, Yunus M, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2009;117(2):288-93

Effects of Arsenic on Maternal and Fetal Health
Vahter M
ANNUAL REVIEW OF NUTRITION 2009;:381-99

Effects of in utero arsenic exposure on child immunity and morbidity in rural Bangladesh
Raqib R, Ahmed S, Sultana R, Wagatsuma Y, Mondal D, Hoque Amw, et al
TOXICOLOGY LETTERS 2009;185(3):197-202

Factors influencing intestinal cadmium uptake in pregnant Bangladeshi women-A prospective cohort study
Kippler M, Goessler W, Nermell B, Ekstrom Ec, Lonnerdal B, El Arifeen S, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 2009;109(7):914-21

Highly active dimeric and low-activity tetrameric forms of selenium-containing rat thioredoxin reductase 1
Rengby O, Cheng Q, Vahter M, Jornvall H, Arner Esj
FREE RADICAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE 2009;46(7):893-904

Impaired arsenic metabolism in children during weaning
Fangstrom B, Hamadani J, Nermell B, Grander M, Palm B, Vahter M
TOXICOLOGY AND APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY 2009;239(2):208-14

Maternal and Early Life Exposure to Manganese in Rural Bangladesh
Ljung Ks, Kippler Mj, Goessler W, Grander Gm, Nermell Bm, Vahter Me
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 2009;43(7):2595-601

Population Toxicokinetic Modeling of Cadmium for Health Risk Assessment
Amzal B, Julin B, Vahter M, Wolk A, Johanson G, Akesson A
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2009;117(8):1293-301

Breast-feeding protects against arsenic exposure in Bangladeshi infants
Fangstrom B, Moore S, Nermell B, Kuenstl L, Goessler W, Grander M, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2008;116(7):963-9

Combined in utero and juvenile exposure of mice to arsenate and atrazine in drinking water modulates gene expression and clonogenicity of myeloid progenitors
Cimino-reale G, Ferrario D, Casati B, Brustio R, Diodovich C, Collotta A, et al
TOXICOLOGY LETTERS 2008;180(1):59-66

Deposition of nickel, chromium, and cobalt on the skin in some occupations - assessment by acid wipe sampling
Liden C, Skare L, Nise G, Vahter M
CONTACT DERMATITIS 2008;58(6):347-54

Gender and age differences in the metabolism of inorganic arsenic in a highly exposed population in Bangladesh
Lindberg Al, Ekstrom Ec, Nermell B, Rahman M, Lonnerdal B, Persson La, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 2008;106(1):110-20

Health effects of early life exposure to arsenic
Vahter M
BASIC & CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY 2008;102(2):204-11

Human developmental neurotoxicity of methylmercury: Impact of variables and risk modifiers
Castoldi Af, Johansson C, Onishchenko N, Coccini T, Roda E, Vahter M, et al
REGULATORY TOXICOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY 2008;51(2):201-14

Neurodevelopmental toxicity of methylmercury: Laboratory animal data and their contribution to human risk assessment
Castoldi Af, Onishchenko N, Johansson C, Coccini T, Roda E, Vahter M, et al
REGULATORY TOXICOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY 2008;51(2):215-29

Nutritional status has marginal influence on the metabolism of inorganic arsenic in pregnant Bangladeshi women
Li L, Ekstrom Ec, Goessler W, Lonnerdal B, Nermell B, Yunus M, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2008;116(3):315-21

Release of nickel from coins and deposition onto skin from coin handling - comparing euro coins and SEK
Liden C, Skare L, Vahter M
CONTACT DERMATITIS 2008;59(1):31-7

The risk of arsenic induced skin lesions in Bangladeshi men and women is affected by arsenic metabolism and the age at first exposure
Lindberg Al, Rahman M, Persson La, Vahter M
TOXICOLOGY AND APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY 2008;230(1):9-16

Toxicity of inorganic arsenic and its metabolites on haematopoietic progenitors "in vitro": Comparison between species and sexes
Ferrario D, Croera C, Brustio R, Collotta A, Bowe G, Vahter M, et al
TOXICOLOGY 2008;249(2-3):102-8

Urinary arsenic concentration adjustment factors and malnutrition
Nermell B, Lindberg Al, Rahman M, Berglund M, Persson La, Arifeen Se, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 2008;106(2):212-8

Association of arsenic exposure during pregnancy with fetal loss and infant death: A cohort study in Bangladesh
Rahman A, Vahter M, Ekstrom Ec, Rahman M, Mustafa Amg, Wahed Ma, et al
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 2007;165(12):1389-96

Detecting arsenic-related skin lesions: Experiences from a large community-based survey in Bangladesh
Hore Sk, Rahman M, Yunus M, Das Cs, Yeasmin S, Ahmad Ska, et al
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH 2007;17(2):141-9

Developmental exposure to methylmercury alters learning and induces depression-like behavior in male mice
Onishchenko N, Tamm C, Vahter M, Hokfelt T, Johnson Ja, Johnson Da, et al
TOXICOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2007;97(2):428-37

Evaluation of the three most commonly used analytical methods for determination of inorganic arsenic and its metabolites in urine
Lindberg Al, Goessler W, Grander M, Nermell B, Vahter M
TOXICOLOGY LETTERS 2007;168(3):310-8

Gender differences in the disposition and toxicity of metals
Vahter M, Akesson A, Liden C, Ceccatelli S, Berglund M
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 2007;104(1):85-95

Genetic polymorphisms influencing arsenic metabolism: Evidence from Argentina
Engstrom Ks, Broberg K, Concha G, Nermell B, Warholm M, Vahter M
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2007;115(4):599-605

Implications of gender differences for human health risk assessment and toxicology
Vahter M, Gochfeld M, Casati B, Thiruchelvam M, Falk-filippson A, Kavlock R, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 2007;104(1):70-84

Influence of iron and zinc status on cadmium accumulation in Bangladeshi women
Kippler M, Ekstrom Ec, Lonnerdal B, Goessler W, Akesson A, El Arifeen S, et al
TOXICOLOGY AND APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY 2007;222(2):221-6

Interactions between arsenic-induced toxicity and nutrition in early life
Vahter Me
JOURNAL OF NUTRITION 2007;137(12):2798-804

Mercury in human brain, blood, muscle and toenails in relation to exposure: an autopsy study
Bjorkman L, Lundekvam Bf, Laegreid T, Bertelsen Bi, Morild I, Lilleng P, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 2007;:30-

Metabolism of low-dose inorganic arsenic in a Central Europena population: Influence of sex and genetic polymorphisms
Lindberg Al, Kumar R, Goessler W, Thirumaran R, Gurzau E, Koppova K, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2007;115(7):1081-6

Neurobehavioural and molecular changes induced by methylmercury exposure during development
Johansson C, Castoldi Af, Onishchenko N, Manzo L, Vahter M, Ceccatelli S
NEUROTOXICITY RESEARCH 2007;11(3-4):241-60

Screening of arsenic in tubewell water with field test kits: Evaluation of the method from public health perspective
Jakariya M, Vahter M, Rahman M, Wahed Ma, Hore Sk, Bhattacharya P, et al
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 2007;379(2-3):167-75

Slow recovery from severe inorganic arsenic poisoning despite treatment with DMSA (2.3-dimercaptosuccinic acid)
Stenehjem Ae, Vahter M, Nermell B, Aasen J, Lierhagen S, Morland J, et al
CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY 2007;45(4):424-8

The effects of methylmercury on motor activity are sex- and age-dependent, and modulated by genetic deletion of adenosine receptors and caffeine administration
Bjorklund O, Kahlstrom J, Salmi P, Ogren So, Vahter M, Chen Jf, et al
TOXICOLOGY 2007;241(3):119-33

Thio-dimethylarsinate is a common metabolite in urine samples from arsenic-exposed women in Bangladesh
Raml R, Rumpler A, Goessler W, Vahter M, Li L, Ochi T, et al
TOXICOLOGY AND APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY 2007;222(3):374-80

Time to re-evaluate the guideline value for manganese in drinking water?
Ljung K, Vahter M
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2007;115(11):1533-8

A modified routine analysis of arsenic content in drinking-water in Bangladesh by hydride generation-atomic absorption spectrophotometry
Wahed Ma, Chowdhury D, Nermell B, Khan Si, Ilias M, Rahman M, et al
JOURNAL OF HEALTH POPULATION AND NUTRITION 2006;24(1):36-41

Arsenic exposure and age- and sex-specific risk for skin lesions: A population-based case-referent study in Bangladesh
Rahman M, Vahter M, Sohel N, Yunus M, Wahed Ma, Streatfield Pk, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2006;114(12):1847-52

Arsenic exposure in Hungary, Romania and Slovakia
Lindberg Al, Goessler W, Gurzau E, Koppova K, Rudnai P, Kumar R, et al
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING 2006;8(1):203-8

Arsenic exposure in pregnancy: A population-based study in Matlab, Bangladesh
Vahter Me, Li L, Nermell B, Rahman A, El Arifeen S, Rahman M, et al
JOURNAL OF HEALTH POPULATION AND NUTRITION 2006;24(2):236-45

Assessment of skin exposure to nickel, chromium and cobalt by acid wipe sampling and ICP-MS
Liden C, Skare L, Lind B, Nise G, Vahter M
CONTACT DERMATITIS 2006;54(5):233-8

Benchmark dose for cadmium-induced renal effects in humans
Suwazono Y, Sand S, Vahter M, Filipsson Af, Skerfving S, Lidfeldt J, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2006;114(7):1072-6

Cadmium-induced effects on bone in a population-based study of women
Akesson A, Bjellerup P, Lundh T, Lidfeldt J, Nerbrand C, Samsioe G, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2006;114(6):830-4

Prevalence of arsenic exposure and skin lesions. A population based survey in Matlab, Bangladesh
Rahman M, Vahter M, Wahed Ma, Sohel N, Yunus M, Streatfield Pk, et al
JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH 2006;60(3):242-8

Single nucleotide polymorphisms in DNA repair genes and basal cell carcinoma of skin
Thirumaran Rk, Bermejo Jl, Rudnai P, Gurzau E, Koppova K, Goessler W, et al
CARCINOGENESIS 2006;27(8):1676-81

Spatial and temporal variations in arsenic exposure via drinking-water in Northern Argentina
Concha G, Nermell B, Vahter M
JOURNAL OF HEALTH POPULATION AND NUTRITION 2006;24(3):317-26

Creatinine versus specific gravity-adjusted urinary cadmium concentrations
Suwazono Y, Akesson A, Alfven T, Jarup L, Vahter M
BIOMARKERS 2005;10(2-3):117-26

Inter-individual variations of human mercury exposure biomarkers: a cross-sectional assessment
Berglund M, Lind B, Björnberg Ka, Palm B, Einarsson O, Vahter M
Environmental health : a global access science source 2005;4():20-

Methyl mercury exposure in Swedish women with high fish consumption
Bjornberg Ka, Vahtera M, Grawe Kp, Berglund M
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 2005;341(1-3):45-52

Transport of methylmercury and inorganic mercury to the fetus and breast-fed infant
Bjornberg Ka, Vahter M, Berglund B, Niklasson B, Blennow M, Sandborgh-englund G
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2005;113(10):1381-5

Tubular and glomerular kidney effects in Swedish women with low environmental cadmium exposure
Akesson Aa, Lundh T, Vahter M, Bjellerup P, Lidfeldt J, Nerbrand C, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2005;113(11):1627-31

Bone turnover from early pregnancy to postweaning
Akesson A, Vahter M, Berglund M, Eklof T, Bremme K, Bjellerup P
ACTA OBSTETRICIA ET GYNECOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA 2004;83(11):1049-55

Exposure to methylmercury in non-fish-eating people in Sweden
Lindberg A, Bjornberg Ka, Vahter M, Berglund M
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 2004;96(1):28-33

Toxic metals and the menopause
Vahter M, Berglund M, Akesson A
The journal of the British Menopause Society 2004;10(2):60-4

High arsenic groundwater: Mobilization, metabolism and mitigation - an overview in the Bengal Delta Plain
Bhattacharyya R, Chatterjee D, Nath B, Jana J, Jacks G, Vahter M
MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOCHEMISTRY 2003;253(1-2):347-55

Methyl mercury and inorganic mercury in Swedish pregnant women and in cord blood: Influence of fish consumption
Bjornberg Ka, Vahter M, Petersson-grawe K, Glynn A, Cnattingius S, Darnerud Po, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2003;111(4):637-41

Cadmium exposure in pregnancy and lactation in relation to iron status
Akesson A, Berglund M, Schutz A, Bjellerup P, Bremme K, Vahter M
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2002;92(2):284-7

Inorganic mercury and methylmercury in placentas of Swedish women
Ask K, Akesson A, Berglund M, Vahter M
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2002;110(5):523-6

Intra-individual variation in the metabolism of inorganic arsenic
Concha G, Vogler G, Nermell B, Vahter M
INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 2002;75(8):576-80

Mechanisms of arsenic biotransformation
Vahter M
TOXICOLOGY 2002;:211-7

Metals and women's health
Vahter M, Berglund M, Akesson A, Liden C
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 2002;88(3):145-55

Soluble transferrin receptor: Longitudinal assessment from pregnancy to postlactation
Akesson A, Bjellerup P, Berglund M, Bremme K, Vahter M
OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 2002;99(2):260-6

Prenatal exposure to methylmercury changes dopamine-modulated motor activity during early ontogeny: age and gender-dependent effects
Gimenez-llort L, Ahlbom E, Dare E, Vahter M, Ogren So, Ceccatelli S
ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY 2001;9(3):61-70

Role of metabolism in arsenic toxicity
Vahter M, Concha G
PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY 2001;89(1):1-5

Both the environment and genes are important for concentrations of cadmium and lead in blood
Bjorkman L, Vahter M, Pedersen Nl
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2000;108(8):719-22

Factors influencing arsenic methylation in humans
Vahter M, Concha G, Nermell B
JOURNAL OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE 2000;13(1):173-184

Genetic polymorphism in the biotransformation of inorganic arsenic and its role in toxicity
Vahter M
TOXICOLOGY LETTERS 2000;:209-17

Impact of soil and dust lead on children's blood lead in contaminated areas of Sweden
Berglund M, Lind B, Sorensen S, Vahter M
ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 2000;55(2):93-7

Longitudinal study of methylmercury and inorganic mercury in blood and urine of pregnant and lactating women, as well as in umbilical cord blood
Vahter M, Akesson A, Lind B, Bjors U, Schutz A, Berglund M
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 2000;84(2):186-94

Metal-bone interactions
Berglund M, Akesson A, Bjellerup P, Vahter M
TOXICOLOGY LETTERS 2000;:219-25

Phlebotomy increases cadmium uptake in hemochromatosis
Akesson A, Stal P, Vahter M
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 2000;108(4):289-91

Toxic and essential elements in placentas of Swedish women
Osman K, Akesson A, Berglund M, Bremme K, Schutz A, Ask K, et al
CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 2000;33(2):131-8

A method to compensate for incomplete 24-hour urine collections in nutritional epidemiology studies
Johansson G, Bingham S, Vahter M
Public health nutrition 1999;2(4):587-91

Environmental health in the Baltic region - toxic metals
Skerfving S, Bencko V, Vahter M, Schutz A, Gerhardsson L
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF WORK ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH 1999;:40-64

Evaluation of kits for measurement of the soluble transferrin receptor
Akesson A, Bjellerup P, Vahter M
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL & LABORATORY INVESTIGATION 1999;59(2):77-81

Lead exposure and hearing effects in children in Katowice, Poland
Osman K, Pawlas K, Schutz A, Gazdzik M, Sokal Ja, Vahter M
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 1999;80(1):1-8

Lead in plasma and whole blood from lead-exposed children
Bergdahl Ia, Vahter M, Counter Sa, Schutz A, Buchanan Lh, Ortega F, et al
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 1999;80(1):25-33

Variation in blood concentrations of cadmium and lead in the elderly
Baecklund M, Pedersen Nl, Bjorkman L, Vahter M
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 1999;80(3):222-30

Cross-fostering study of methyl mercury retention, demethylation and excretion in the neonatal hamster
Nordenhall K, Dock L, Vahter M
PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY 1998;82(3):132-6

Exposure to inorganic arsenic metabolites during early human development
Concha G, Vogler G, Lezcano D, Nermell B, Vahter M
TOXICOLOGICAL SCIENCES 1998;44(2):185-90

Exposure to lead and other metals in children from Katowice district, Poland
Osman K, Zejda Je, Schutz A, Mielzynska D, Elinder Cg, Vahter M
INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 1998;71(3):180-6

Health effects of cadmium exposure - a review of the literature and a risk estimate - Preface
Jarup L, Berglund M, Elinder Cg, Nordberg G, Vahter M
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF WORK ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH 1998;:1-51

Interactions between essential and toxic elements in lead exposed children in Katowice, Poland
Osman K, Schutz A, Akesson B, Maciag A, Vahter M
CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 1998;31(8):657-65

Low-level arsenic excretion in breast milk of native Andean women exposed to high levels of arsenic in the drinking water
Concha G, Vogler G, Nermell B, Vahter M
INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 1998;71(1):42-6

Metabolism of inorganic arsenic in children with chronic high arsenic exposure in northern Argentina
Concha G, Nermell B, Vahter M
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 1998;106(6):355-9

Serum transferrin receptor: a specific marker of iron deficiency in pregnancy
Akesson A, Bjellerup P, Berglund M, Bremme K, Vahter M
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION 1998;68(6):1241-6

[Uncertain timing trend in connection with cadmium exposure]
Vahter M, Friberg L, Skerfving S
Lakartidningen 1998;95(49):5601-2

Validation with biological markers for food intake of a dietary assessment method used by Swedish women with three different dietary preferences
Johansson G, Akesson A, Berglund M, Nermell B, Vahter M
Public health nutrition 1998;1(3):199-206

Concentrations of copper, zinc and selenium in brain and kidney of second trimester fetuses and infants
Vahter M, Lutz E, Lind B, Herin P, Bui Th, Krakau I
JOURNAL OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY 1997;11(4):215-22

Extensive lead exposure in children living in an area with production of lead-glazed tiles in the Ecuadorian Andes
Vahter M, Counter Sa, Laurell G, Buchanan Lh, Ortega F, Schutz A, et al
INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 1997;70(4):282-6

High lead exposure and auditory sensory-neural function in Andean children
Counter Sa, Vahter M, Laurell G, Buchanan Lh, Ortega F, Skerfving S
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES 1997;105(5):522-6

Inorganic mercury modifies Ca2+ signals, triggers apoptosis and potentiates NMDA toxicity in cerebellar granule neurons
Rossi Ad, Viviani B, Zhivotovsky B, Manzo L, Orrenius S, Vahter M, et al
CELL DEATH AND DIFFERENTIATION 1997;4(4):317-24

Metabolism of methylmercury in the brain and its toxicological significance
Mottet Nk, Vahter Me, Charleston Js, Friberg Lt
METAL IONS IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS, VOL 34 1997;:371-403

The semiconductor elements arsenic and indium induce apoptosis in rat thymocytes
Bustamante J, Dock L, Vahter M, Fowler B, Orrenius S
TOXICOLOGY 1997;118(2-3):129-36

Adverse health effects due to soil and water acidification: A Swedish research program
Oskarsson A, Nordberg G, Block M, Rasmussen F, Petterson R, Skerfving S, et al
AMBIO 1996;25(8):527-531

A physiologically based pharmacokinetic model for arsenic exposure .1. Development in hamsters and rabbits
Mann S, Droz Po, Vahter M
TOXICOLOGY AND APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY 1996;137(1):8-22

A physiologically based pharmacokinetic model for arsenic exposure .2. Validation and application in humans
Mann S, Droz Po, Vahter M
TOXICOLOGY AND APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY 1996;140(2):471-86

Bioavailability of cadmium from shellfish and mixed diet in women
Vahter M, Berglund M, Nermell B, Akesson A
TOXICOLOGY AND APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY 1996;136(2):332-41

Changes in the number of astrocytes and microglia in the thalamus of the monkey Macaca fascicularis following long-term subclinical methylmercury exposure
Charleston Js, Body Rl, Bolender Rp, Mottet Nk, Vahter Me, Burbacher Tm
NEUROTOXICOLOGY 1996;17(1):127-38

Chromosomal aberrations in peripheral blood lymphocytes from native Andean women and children from Northwestern Argentina exposed to arsenic in drinking water
Dulout Fn, Grillo Ca, Seoane Ai, Maderna Cr, Nilsson R, Vahter M, et al
MUTATION RESEARCH-GENETIC TOXICOLOGY 1996;370(3-4):151-8

Concentrations of mercury, cadmium and lead in brain and kidney of second trimester fetuses and infants
Lutz E, Lind B, Herin P, Krakau I, Bui Th, Vahter M
JOURNAL OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY 1996;10(2):61-7

Sample collection guidelines for trace elements in blood and urine
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A UNIQUE METABOLISM OF INORGANIC ARSENIC IN NATIVE ANDEAN WOMEN
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AUTOMETALLOGRAPHIC DETERMINATION OF INORGANIC MERCURY DISTRIBUTION IN THE CORTEX OF THE CALCARINE SULCUS OF THE MONKEY MACACA-FASCICULARIS FOLLOWING LONG-TERM SUBCLINICAL EXPOSURE TO METHYLMERCURY AND MERCURIC-CHLORIDE
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DEMETHYLATION OF METHYL MERCURY IN DIFFERENT BRAIN SITES OF MACACA-FASCICULARIS MONKEYS DURING LONG-TERM SUBCLINICAL METHYL MERCURY EXPOSURE
Vahter Me, Mottet Nk, Friberg Lt, Lind Sb, Charleston Js, Burbacher Tm
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LACK OF METHYLATION OF INORGANIC ARSENIC IN THE CHIMPANZEE
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TOXICOLOGY AND APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY 1995;133(2):262-8

LACTATIONAL EXPOSURE TO METHYLMERCURY IN THE HAMSTER
Nordenhall K, Dock L, Vahter M
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METABOLISM OF MERCURY IN HAMSTER PUPS ADMINISTERED A SINGLE-DOSE OF HG-203-LABELED METHYL MERCURY
Dock L, Rissanen Rl, Vahter M
PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY 1995;76(1):80-4

Relation of a seafood diet to mercury, selenium, arsenic, and polychlorinated biphenyl and other organochlorine concentrations in human milk
Grandjean P, Weihe P, Needham Ll, Burse Vw, Patterson Dg, Sampson Ej, et al
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SAMPLE COLLECTION GUIDELINES FOR TRACE-ELEMENTS IN BLOOD AND URINE
Cornelis R, Heinzow B, Herber Rfm, Christensen Jm, Paulsen Om, Sabbioni E, et al
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SELENIUM CONCENTRATIONS IN BRAIN AFTER EXPOSURE TO METHYLMERCURY - RELATIONS BETWEEN THE INORGANIC MERCURY FRACTION AND SELENIUM
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