Cynthia de Wit

Deputy head of department
Professor
Room: T518
Phone: +46 8 674 7180
Mobile: +46 708 887180
Cynthia.deWit@aces.su.se

Research field

Research in my group is focussed on the analysis of legacy and emerging flame retardants (brominated, chlorinated, organophosphate-based) in indoor (air and dust) and outdoor environments (air, soil). Research also includes studies of human exposure from air inhalation, dust ingestion, and dietary intake, as well as measurement of internal concentrations. I also have research interests in the ecotoxicology, analysis and environmental fate of persistent organic pollutants, particularly halogenated and organophosphorus-based flame retardants. Most recently this research has expanded into a study of Baltic Sea food webs. I am involved in leading international assessment reports of persistent organic pollutants, including contaminants of emerging concern, in the Arctic under the aegis of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme.

Latest scientific papers

Chlorinated Paraffins Leaking from Hand Blenders can lead to Significant Human Exposures.

Yuan, B.; Strid, A.; Darnerud, P.O.; de Wit, C.A.; Nyström, J.; Bergman, Å.
2017 | Environ Int | 109 (73-80)

Human exposure to legacy and emerging halogenated flame retardants via inhalation and dust ingestion in a Norwegian cohort.

Tay, J.H.; Sellström, U.; Papadopoulou, E.; Padilla-Sanchez, J.A.; Haug, L.S.; de Wit, C.A.
2017 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | 51 (8176-8184)

Assessment of dietary exposure to organohalogen contaminants, legacy and emerging flame retardants in a Norwegian cohort

Xu, F.; Tay, J. H.; Covaci, A.; Padilla-Sanchez, J. A.; Papadopoulou, E.; Haug, L. S.; Neels, H.; Sellstrom, U.; de Wit, C. A.
2017 | Environ Int | 102 (236-243)

Case study on screening new emerging pollutants in urine and nails.

Alves, A.; Giovanoulis, G.; Nilsson, U.; Erratico, C.; Lucattini, L.; Haug, L.; Jacobs, G.; de Wit, C.A.; Leonards, P.; Covaci, A.; Magnér, J.; Voorspoels, S.
2017 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | 51 (4046-4053)

Dioxin-like activities, halogenated flame retardants, organophosphate esters and chlorinated paraffins in dust from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden and China.

Wong, F.; Suzuki, G.; Michinaka, C.; Yuan, B.; Takigami, H.; de Wit, C.A.
2017 | Chemosphere | 168 (1248-1256)

All publications

Analytical Chemistry

Analyzing organic chemicals: Basic research in method development and environmental / bioanalytical applications.

Contaminant Chemistry

Pollutants in the environment: Where they come from, where they go, and who gets exposed.