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

In vitro inhalation bioaccessibility of phthalate esters and alternative plasticisers present in indoor dust using artificial lung fluids In vitro inhalation bioaccessibility of phthalate esters and alternative plasticisers present in indoor dust using artificial lung fluids.

Kademoglou, K.; Giovanoulis, G.; Palm-Cousins, A.; de Wit, C.A.; Haug, L.S.; Williams, A.C.; Magnér, J.; Collins, C.D.
2018 | Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. | 5 (329-334)

Annual variability in organophosphate ester, halogenated flame retardant and polybrominated diphenyl ether concentrations in indoor and outdoor air in Stockholm, Sweden.

Wong, F.; de Wit, C.A.; Newton, S.
2018 | Environ. Pollut. | 240 (514-522)

Assessment of dermal exposure to halogenated flame retardants: Comparison using direct measurements from hand wipes with an indirect estimation from settled dust concentrations.

Tay, J.H.; Sellström, U.; Papadapoulou, E.; Padilla-Sanchez, J.A.; Padilla-Sanchez, J.A.; Haug, L.S.; de Wit, C.A.
2018 | Environ Int | 115 (285-294)

Brominated flame retardants and organophosphate esters in preschool dust and children’s hand wipe samples.

Larsson, K.; de Wit, C.A.; Sellström, U.; Sahlström, L.; Lindh, C.H.; Berglund, M.
2018 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | 52 (4878-4888)

Multi-pathway human exposure assessment of phthalate esters and DINCH

Giovanoulis, G.; Bui, T.; Xu, F.; Papadopoulou, E.; Padilla-Sanchez, J.A.; Covaci, A.; Haug, L.S.; Palm Cousins, A.; Magnér, J.; Cousins, I.T.; de Wit, C.A.
2018 | Environ Int | 112 (115-126)

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.