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Nordberg Gunnar

E-mail: gunnar.nordberg@umu.se

Dr Gunnar F. Nordberg obtained his PhD and MD from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm in 1972 and 1977. He served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Environmental Medicine at Odense University, Denmark 1977-1979 and subsequently as Professor and Chairman at the Department of Environmental Medicine at Umea University, Umea Sweden, where he is an active emeritus Professor since 2008. He worked for periods up to a year at the University of North Carolina, Department of Pathology, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, N.C. USA, WHO Headquarters in Geneva and at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyons, France. He is former chair of the Scientific Committee on the Toxicology of Metals under ICOH, where he is a member of the executive Board.
Dr Nordberg has published more than 250 papers in Scientific Journals and International Handbooks. His research is mainly focused on Toxicology and Epidemiology of Metals and other environmental agents and on Human Health Risk Assessment of Energy Systems. He has edited or co-edited more than 20 Scientific Books and he is a member of the Editorial Board of several International Scientific Journals e g Environmental Health Perspectives. He is Chief Editor, Handbook on the Toxicology of Metals, 3rd Ed, published 2007 by Academic Press/Elsevier. He participated in many International Task Groups organized by WHO/IPCS, IARC, IAEA, ICOH, ILSI, EU, USEPA and ATSDR, evaluating Risks of Environmental Agents. He was a member of the WHO Commission of Health and the Environment, Panel on Energy.
Dr Nordberg is a former coordinator and presently a participant in EU funded research. He coordinated EU- project “Environmental Epidemiology of Cadmium Pollution from Smelting in China” and organized the “International Symposium on Health Impacts of Cadmium Exposure in China and its Prevention” 2003-2005. He participated in EU-project “Biomarkers for the non-invasive Assessment of Acute and Chronic Effects of Air Pollutants on the Respiratory Epithelium” (HELIOS) on photochemical air pollution, particularly ozone, in Europe. Presently he is conducting a research project on Trichloramine in indoor swimming pools – effects on airways studied by sensitive biomarkers, funded by the Swedish funding Agencies FAS and FORMAS. He is also conducting collaborative research with Fudan University, Shanghai, China on Health effect of Metal exposures, partly funded by the EU-project PHIME. He is a member of a working Group on Cadmium within the European Food Safety Authority, preparing an evaluation document for this Agency.

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