Ian Cousins

Room: S502
Phone: + 46 8 16 4012

Research Interests

Research comprises a combination of modelling and experimental approaches to investigate the sources, transport, fate and exposure of chemical contaminants. A suite of modelling tools are used to: (i) estimate key physicochemical properties of chemicals, (ii) simulate the transport and fate of chemicals in outdoor and indoor environments, (iii) simulate the bioaccumulation of chemicals in food webs, (iv) estimate human exposure of chemicals and (iv) simulate the pharmacokinetics of chemicals in wildlife species and humans.

There has been much recent focus on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) which due to their unique environmental chemistry offer exciting new research opportunities. We work closely with analytical chemists in our department to better understand the behaviour of these and other substances.

Latest scientific papers

Efficient removal of perfluorooctane sulfonate from aqueous film-forming foam solution by aeration-foam collection

Meng, P.; Deng, S.; Maimaiti, A.; Wang, B.; Huang, J.; Wang, Y.; Cousins, I.T.; Yu, G.
2018 | Chemosphere | 203 (263-270)

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)

Correction to “A Never-Ending Story of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)?”

Wang, Z.; DeWitt, J.; Higgins, C.P.; Cousins, I.T.
2018 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | 52 (5) (3325-3325)

Comparing the toxic potency in vivo of long-chain perfluoroalkyl acids and fluorinated alternatives

Gomis, M.I.; Vestergren, R.; Borg, D.; Cousins, I.T.
2018 | Environ Int | 113 (1-9)

What is the effect of phasing out long-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances on the concentrations of perfluoroalkyl acids and their precursors in the environment? A systematic review

Land, M.; de Wit, C.A.; Bignert, A.; Cousins, I.T.; Herzke, D.; Johansson J.H.; Martin, J.W.
2018 | Environmental Evidence | 7 (4) (1-32)

All publications

Contaminant Chemistry

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

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