Sampling and chemical analysis are developed for measuring volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOC/SVOC) in human breath. The aim is to obtain sensitive methods for human exposure measurements and non-invasive methods for the detection of markers of disease. A special designed breath air sampler has been constructed using SPME sampling, as well as adsorbent sampling and sampling of breath condensate. In a pilot study we have investigated metabolites from garlic consumption.

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: 2012

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