In collaboration with IMM at Karolinska Institute, and the Chemical Centre of Stockholm City, settled dust from 100 day care centers in Stockholm, Sweden, and handwipes from 3-4 children at 30 of these day care centers have been collected and are being analysed for tri-decaBDEs, isomer-specific HBCDs, NBFRs and PFRs at ACES, as well as for phthalates and bisphenols at a commercial laboratory. Correlations between chemical concentrations found in dust and on handwipes will be studied as well as correlations with room contents of various materials and products.

Contact information

Visiting addresses:

Geovetenskapens Hus,
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, Stockholm

Arrheniuslaboratoriet, Svante Arrhenius väg 16, Stockholm (Unit for Toxicological Chemistry)

Mailing address:
Department of Environmental Science
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm

Press enquiries should be directed to:

Stella Papadopoulou
Science Communicator
Phone +46 (0)8 674 70 11

Project Info

Project start: 2015

Funded by

Karolinska Institute
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Stockholm City Chemical Centre