Results, facts & figures

Between August 2013 and March 2014 the sampling team went out to visit 17 volunteering cat families in Stockholm-Uppsala region.

Chemical exposure
Several chemical analysis have been performed on the dust and serum samples to establish the concentration range and the diversity between homes. 

Toxic evaluation
MiSSE has used several approaches to identify and evaluate the potency of the thyroid hormone disruptors, such as in silico modelling, in vivo and in vitro assays. 

The MISSE project

MiSSE addresses both the exposure to cats and to small children by the analysis of dust samples, and establishing the exposure pathway by analysis of cat serum.

The project started as a consequence from that cats has been shown to be good sentinels for human exposure and could help to better assess the chemical exposure small kids have in our homes.

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News & updates

New article "Transthyretin-Binding Activity of Complex Mixtures Representing the Composition of Thyroid-Hormone Disrupting Contaminants in House Dust and Human Serum"

The different projects within MiSSE, i.e. the reviews, chemical analysis and in silico modelling led up to the formulation of

New book - Pets as Sentinels, Forecasters and Promoters of Human Health

This book provides an up-to-date overview of the current knowledge and research concerning domestic pets as sentinels, forecasters and promoters

Scientific report of the MiSSE project

The MiSSE-project has come to an end and the scientific report was submitted to Formas 2019-03-31. There we summarize the

Article from Stockholm University about MiSSE final conference on chemicals in dust

Should we be more concerned about how we are exposed to chemicals indoors? A conference at the end of August

Final Conference 2018

“Mixture assessment of endocrine disrupting compounds” 2012-2018.

Thursday 23 August 2018, 9:30-16:30, Tändstickspalatset, Kreugersalen, Stockholm

The project has reached its final year and it is time for us to report on our findings regarding indoor exposure to endocrine disruptors and what possible implications that could have to human health. Over the day, we will present the outcome from our in silico studies, chemical analysis, bioassay testing and the evaluation of exposure to mixtures.

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