Welcome to the final conference of the MiSSE project
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.
In addition, we have two invited speakers who will add an international perspective to the results.
Dir. NIEHS Prof. Linda Birnbaum
Director at NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences), U.S. and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. Prof. Birnbaums group was the first one analyzing and reporting on brominated flame retardants in cat blood and postulated the possible link to the increasing trend of feline hyperthyroidism incidence.
Dr. Hazuki Mizukawa
Researcher at Environmental Veterinary Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan. Dr. Mizukawa has spent great effort to understand the metabolic system of cats to eliminate organohalogens from their internal system. The metabolic capacity has been shown to be crucial not only for the elimination, but also for the formation of toxic transformation products.