Föreläsning av Chisato Mori och Emiko Todaka från Chiba University i Japan kl 9-10 den 14 juni 2012


Boka almanackan! Passa på tillfället att höra Chisato Mori och docent Emiko Todaka från Chiba University i Japan. Deras enda föreläsning i Uppsala blir hos oss på Arbets- och miljömedicin kl 9-10 den 14 juni 2012.

Titeln på föredraget är:
Environmental Contaminants and Children's Health - for future generations

Detta är också titeln på en liten men mycket bra bok "Environmental Contaminants and Childrens health-for future generations" som de skrivit. Boken kan laddas ned på: http://cpms.chiba-u.jp/. Abstrakt nedan.

Se nedan ett kort CV för de båda.

Dr. Chisato Mori

He is a medical doctor and has studied about the relationship between environmental contaminants and human health, especially fetuses’ health by analyzing umbilical cord. He is the head of one of the 15 unit centers of Japan’s Environment and Children’s Study, which is a large scale cohort study (100,000 families) to examine the environmental effect on children’s health.

Dr. Emiko Todaka

She used to be a journalist for a newspaper, specializing in the environmental problems. She joined Dr. Mori’s lab in 2001 to play a role of risk communication from the experience as a journalist. Her special interest is in the environmental contaminants and human health, and she is currently working as a manager of Chiba Unit Center for the Japan’s environment and Children’s Study.


We have researched the relationship between environmental contaminants and human health, especially the health effect to children and fetuses. It became clear that human fetuses are contaminated by environmental pollutants by detecting persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as dioxins and PCBs from umbilical cords after delivery. Furthermore, the correlation between molecular weight and transfer rate of congeners of dioxins, PCBs and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) from mother to fetus has been found recently. It means that smaller molecular weight chemicals are more easily transferred to fetuses from mothers than larger molecular weight chemicals. We have also studied on the relationship between volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and human health, and a model town, “Chemiless Town” was constructed in a university campus in 2007. It became clear that there is a strong correlation between the concentration level of the total VOCs and sick building syndrome symptoms. We published a book entitled, “Environmental Contaminants and Children’s Health – Sustainable Science for Future Generations”, and the data of the contents are all downloadable free of charge from HP of Center for Preventive Medical Science of Chiba University. The address is http://cpms.chiba-u.jp/