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Helmfrid, I., Ljunggren, S., Nosratabadi, R., Augustsson, A., Filipsson, M., Fredriksson, M., . . . Berglund, M. (2019). Exposure of metals and PAH through local foods and risk of cancer in a historically contaminated glassworks area. Environment International, 131
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exposure of metals and PAH through local foods and risk of cancer in a historically contaminated glassworks area
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2019 (English)In: Environment International, ISSN 0160-4120, E-ISSN 1873-6750, Vol. 131Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Environmental Sciences Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-89395 (URN)10.1016/j.envint.2019.104985 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-10-03 Created: 2019-10-03 Last updated: 2019-10-11
Augustsson, A., Uddh Söderberg, T., Filipsson, M., Helmfrid, I., Berglund, M., Karlsson, H., . . . Alriksson, S. (2018). Challenges in assessing the health risks of consuming vegetables in metal-contaminated environments. Environment International, 113, 269-280
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges in assessing the health risks of consuming vegetables in metal-contaminated environments
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2018 (English)In: Environment International, ISSN 0160-4120, E-ISSN 1873-6750, Vol. 113, p. 269-280Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A great deal of research has been devoted to the characterization of metal exposure due to the consumption of vegetables from urban or industrialized areas. It may seem comforting that concentrations in crops, as well as estimated exposure levels, are often found to be below permissible limits. However, we show that even a moderate increase in metal accumulation in crops may result in a significant increase in exposure. We also highlight the importance of assessing exposure levels in relation to a regional baseline. We have analyzed metal (Pb, Cd, As) concentrations in nearly 700 samples from 23 different vegetables, fruits, berries and mushrooms, collected near 21 highly contaminated industrial sites and from reference sites. Metal concentrations generally complied with permissible levels in commercial food and only Pb showed overall higher concentrations around the contaminated sites. Nevertheless, probabilistic exposure assessments revealed that the exposure to all three metals was significantly higher in the population residing around the contaminated sites, for both low-, medianand high consumers. The exposure was about twice as high for Pb and Cd, and four to six times as high for As. Since vegetable consumption alone did not result in exposure above tolerable intakes, it would have been easy to conclude that there is no risk associated with consuming vegetables grown near the contaminated sites. However, when the increase in exposure is quantified, its potential significance is harder to dismiss - especially when considering that exposure via other routes may be elevated in a similar way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Contaminated sites, Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Exposure, Vegetable
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-73124 (URN)10.1016/j.envint.2017.10.002 (DOI)000428976700030 ()29157867 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85034022603 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-04-20 Created: 2018-04-20 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Augustsson, A., Uddh Söderberg, T., Alriksson, S., Helmfrid, I., Berglund, M., Karlsson, H. & Filipsson, M. (2017). Challenges in assessing metal exposure around contaminated sites: the example of local vegetable consumption in the Swedish glassworks district. In: 26th SRA-E annual conference (SRA-E Lisbon 2017): Lisbon, Portugal, June 19-21, 2017. Paper presented at Annual conference of SRA-E (Society for Risk analysis – Europe), Lisbon, 19-21 June.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges in assessing metal exposure around contaminated sites: the example of local vegetable consumption in the Swedish glassworks district
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2017 (English)In: 26th SRA-E annual conference (SRA-E Lisbon 2017): Lisbon, Portugal, June 19-21, 2017, 2017Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Research subject
Natural Science, Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-66022 (URN)
Conference
Annual conference of SRA-E (Society for Risk analysis – Europe), Lisbon, 19-21 June
Available from: 2017-07-01 Created: 2017-07-01 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved
Filipsson, M., Karlsson, A., Alriksson, S. & Augustsson, A. (2017). Consumption of home-produced foods in south eastern Sweden: new data for use in exposure assessments. In: 26th SRA-E annual conference (SRA-E Lisbon 2017): Lisbon, Portugal, June 19-21, 2017. Paper presented at Annual conference of SRA-E (Society for Risk analysis – Europe), Lisbon, 19-21 June.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Consumption of home-produced foods in south eastern Sweden: new data for use in exposure assessments
2017 (English)In: 26th SRA-E annual conference (SRA-E Lisbon 2017): Lisbon, Portugal, June 19-21, 2017, 2017Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Research subject
Natural Science, Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-66025 (URN)
Conference
Annual conference of SRA-E (Society for Risk analysis – Europe), Lisbon, 19-21 June
Available from: 2017-07-01 Created: 2017-07-01 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
Alriksson, S., Voxberg, E., Filipsson, M. & Augustsson, A. (2017). Historical exposure to heavy metals in air. In: 26th SRA-E annual conference (SRA-E Lisbon 2017): Lisbon, Portugal, June 19-21, 2017. Paper presented at Annual conference of SRA-E (Society for Risk analysis – Europe), Lisbon, 19-21 June.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Historical exposure to heavy metals in air
2017 (English)In: 26th SRA-E annual conference (SRA-E Lisbon 2017): Lisbon, Portugal, June 19-21, 2017, 2017Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Research subject
Natural Science, Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-66024 (URN)
Conference
Annual conference of SRA-E (Society for Risk analysis – Europe), Lisbon, 19-21 June
Available from: 2017-07-01 Created: 2017-07-01 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
Alriksson, S. & Filipsson, M. (2017). Risk perception and worry in environmental decision-making - a case study within the Swedish steel industry. Journal of Risk Research, 20(9), 1173-1194
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Risk perception and worry in environmental decision-making - a case study within the Swedish steel industry
2017 (English)In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 20, no 9, p. 1173-1194Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sustainable development is an important issue for the industry in order to fulfil legislation requirements and to be able to use green marketing as a competitive advantage. The Swedish steel industry has implemented a large number of environmental improvements, for example, within energy efficiency, raw materials and recyclability. Technical improvements can help the industry decrease its environmental impact; however, in order to reach sustainable development, more factors need to be considered: an effective environmental decision-making process, for example. This process may be influenced by personal factors such as risk perception and worry, which are factors that will not contribute to an effective decision-making process. The aim of this study was to investigate if personal worry and risk perception influenced environmental decision-making within the Swedish steel industry. Thirty-eight interviews were performed at 10 Swedish steelworks using the Q-methodology. The major perceived environmental risks with the facility and personal worry were assessed, compared to the day-to-day work. It was concluded that the major perceived risks were emissions of carbon dioxide, use of non-renewable energy and emissions of particulate matter. The decision-makers were mainly worried about emissions of carbon dioxide, emissions of dioxin and use of non-renewable energy. The environmental issues that were prioritised in practice (day-to-day work) were emissions of carbon dioxide, emissions of particulate matter and emissions of metals. Even though emissions of carbon dioxide were given the highest priority in the Q-sorts, there was in general no clear relationship between risk perception and personal worry with the prioritised environmental issues at the steelworks. The quantitative analysis of the Q-sorts and the qualitative interviews both showed that the day-to-day work was unaffected by personal worry and risk.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Decision-maker, Q-methodology, Risk perception, Steelwork, Worry
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-28705 (URN)10.1080/13669877.2016.1153498 (DOI)000407463100005 ()2-s2.0-84961209817 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Stålkretsloppet
Funder
Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
Available from: 2013-09-05 Created: 2013-09-05 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Hultgren, S. & Filipsson, M. (2017). Variability in frequency and quantity of used personal health care products by young people for use in quantitative exposure assessment. In: : . Paper presented at 26th SRA-E annual conference (SRA-E Lisbon 2017): Lisbon, Portugal, June 19-21, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Variability in frequency and quantity of used personal health care products by young people for use in quantitative exposure assessment
2017 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Research subject
Natural Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70905 (URN)
Conference
26th SRA-E annual conference (SRA-E Lisbon 2017): Lisbon, Portugal, June 19-21, 2017
Available from: 2018-02-14 Created: 2018-02-14 Last updated: 2018-02-28Bibliographically approved
Uddh Söderberg, T., Augustsson, A., Filipsson, M., Åström, M. E. & Bergbäck, B. (2016). Hur kan boende i glasriket exponeras för metaller?: Studier över föroreningsspridning och exponering vid Miljöriskgruppen på LNU. In: : . Paper presented at ”Är det farligt att bo i förorenade områden? Hur kan risker kommuniceras? Måste verksamheten läggas ner?”, Temadag av Arbets- och miljömedicin för Östergötland, Jönköping och Kalmar län, och Arbets- och miljömedicin Syd, 27 October 2016, Kalmar, Sweden..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur kan boende i glasriket exponeras för metaller?: Studier över föroreningsspridning och exponering vid Miljöriskgruppen på LNU
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2016 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60966 (URN)
Conference
”Är det farligt att bo i förorenade områden? Hur kan risker kommuniceras? Måste verksamheten läggas ner?”, Temadag av Arbets- och miljömedicin för Östergötland, Jönköping och Kalmar län, och Arbets- och miljömedicin Syd, 27 October 2016, Kalmar, Sweden.
Available from: 2017-02-27 Created: 2017-02-27 Last updated: 2017-04-19Bibliographically approved
Augustsson, A., Uddh Söderberg, T., Hogmalm, J. & Filipsson, M. (2015). Metal uptake by homegrown vegetables: the relative importance in human health risk assessments at contaminated sites. Environmental Research, 138, 181-190
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Metal uptake by homegrown vegetables: the relative importance in human health risk assessments at contaminated sites
2015 (English)In: Environmental Research, ISSN 0013-9351, E-ISSN 1096-0953, Vol. 138, p. 181-190Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Risk assessments of contaminated land often involve the use of generic bioconcentration factors (BCFs),which express contaminant concentrations in edible plant parts as a function of the concentration in soil,in order to assess the risks associated with consumption of homegrown vegetables. This study aimed toquantify variability in BCFs and evaluate the implications of this variability for human exposure as-sessments, focusing on cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) in lettuce and potatoes sampled around 22 con-taminated glassworks sites. In addition, risks associated with measured Cd and Pb concentrations in soiland vegetable samples were characterized and a probabilistic exposure assessment was conducted toestimate the likelihood of local residents exceeding tolerable daily intakes. The results show that con-centrations in vegetables were only moderately elevated despite high concentrations in soil, and mostsamples complied with applicable foodstuff legislation. Still, the daily intake of Cd (but not Pb) wasassessed to exceed toxicological thresholds for about afifth of the study population. Bioconcentrationfactors were found to vary more than indicated by previous studies, but decreasing BCFs with increasingmetal concentrations in the soil can explain why the calculated exposure is only moderately affected bythe choice of BCF value when generic soil guideline values are exceeded and the risk may be un-acceptable.

National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-40521 (URN)10.1016/j.envres.2015.01.020 (DOI)000353011300022 ()2-s2.0-84923225541 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-02-26 Created: 2015-02-26 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Filipsson, M. & Fagerberg, M. (2015). Parents’ risk perception of toxic chemicals in children’s products at daycare centers. In: Presented at: Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty Research Networks (ESA) mid-term conference, Risk, Uncertainty and Transition. 8-10 April 2015, Stuttgart: . Paper presented at Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty Research Networks (ESA) mid-term conference, Risk, Uncertainty and Transition. 8-10 April 2015, Stuttgart.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parents’ risk perception of toxic chemicals in children’s products at daycare centers
2015 (English)In: Presented at: Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty Research Networks (ESA) mid-term conference, Risk, Uncertainty and Transition. 8-10 April 2015, Stuttgart, 2015Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-42284 (URN)
Conference
Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty Research Networks (ESA) mid-term conference, Risk, Uncertainty and Transition. 8-10 April 2015, Stuttgart
Available from: 2015-04-14 Created: 2015-04-14 Last updated: 2016-02-18Bibliographically approved
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