Cynthia de WitHead of unit
Phone: +46 8 674 7180
Mobile: +46 708 887180
Research in my group is focussed on the analysis of legacy and emerging flame retardants (brominated, chlorinated, organophosphate-based) in indoor (air and dust) and outdoor environments (air, soil). Research also includes studies of human exposure from air inhalation, dust ingestion, and dietary intake, as well as measurement of internal concentrations in adults and toddlers. I also have research interests in the ecotoxicology and environmental fate of persistent organic pollutants, particularly brominated flame retardants. I am involved in leading international assessment reports of persistent organic pollutants, including contaminants of emerging concern, in the Arctic under the aegis of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme.
Latest scientific papers
Dioxin-like activities, halogenated flame retardants, organophosphate esters and chlorinated paraffins in dust from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden and China.
Comparisons of indoor active and passive air sampling methods for emerging and legacy flame retardants in Beijing, China offices.
Concentrations of legacy and emerging flame retardants in air and soil on a rural-urban transect in the UK West Midlands.