Results, facts & figures

Sampling
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

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

New publication in the project regarding phthalates

Phthalate esters, suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals, are used in a wide range of applications. Because phthalate esters are not covalently bound,

Article in The New York Times Magazine

Well written article in The New York Times Magazine named “The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats” by Emily Anthes, to

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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