The primary aim of our research is to improve the understanding of exposure to chemicals of emerging concern and their effects on living organisms. We identify and quantify these chemicals in the environment, their uptake and disposition in organisms, and ultimately examine their effects, from the molecular level up to the functioning of entire ecosystems. Our studies integrate experimental and modelling approaches, field monitoring, and builds bridges between environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, stress ecology, molecular biology and ecophysiology. We furthermore study how exposure and effect data are used for agency decision-making and we develop novel approaches to facilitate the use of scientific data in regulatory risk assessment and risk management. We work closely with national and international regulatory agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to address current environmental problems.


Head of Unit:
Magnus Breitholtz
Phone: +46 70 600 2686
Room: X521

Administrative Contact:
Karin Almerén
Phone: +46 8 674 7231
Room: X531

Visiting address:
Svante Arrhenius väg 8
Geovetenskapens hus
Building X5
Frescati, Stockholm