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Olle Nygren

My main task is to be a support to the laboratory activities for use of chemicals, to do chemical risk assessment and to fulfill the requirements in ordinances and provisions.

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Environmental coordinator at Faculty of Medicine, Dean's Office Units: Finance and HR
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As Environmental Coordinattor my main task today is to be a support to the laboratory activities for use of chemicals, to do chemical risk assessment and to fulfill the requirements in ordinances and provisions for use of chemicals.

Previous work as reseacher

  • Development of sampling and selective analytical methods for drugs, organometallic compounds in the work environment and for biological monitoring as well as for assessment of exposure to drugs, metals and organometallic compounds in the work environment. Focus on simple and robust methods that can be used in the work places.
  • Teaching at the institute courses and at Umeå University.
  • Supervision of research students and student project works
  • Participatiom in national and international standardisation work in the field of chemical health hazards in the work environment between

Examples of reseach areas

Brominated compounds in Arctis
In this project area, I have studied the exchange of brominated compounds between Sea and air. Particularly the exchange of naturally formed bromoanisoles have been investigated and compared with antropogenic halogenated hydrocarbons, e.g., bominated flame retardants and chlorinated pesticides.

Drug exposure
Assessment of drug exposure among medical staff during preparation and administration. Last project was a screening investigation of spill and leakage of antibiotics during compounding and administration in hospitals. This project was supported by AFA and was finished in 2011.

Development of measurement methods for metals and organometals
Traditional monitoring of aerosols and airborne metals in workplaces is a dual procedure. Sampling is carried out in the workplace and after that the samples are analysed in a labotatory at a later occation. Now modern electronic instruments make it possible to monitor aerosols and airborne metals on site at the workpalce. This opens for new strategies for monitoring exposure in various workplaces. Quick and simple measurements on site opens for broad screening studies with many measurements to identify problems areas for more extended and deeper investigations. These fast simple methods can also be an efficient pedagogic tool to show workers how to carry out work tasks in a safe and secure manner to minimize hazardous exposure. 

Environmental Science and Technology, Washington: American Chemical Society (ACS) 2017, Vol. 51, (19) : 10974-10982
Bidleman, Terry F.; Brorström-Lundén, Eva; Hansson, Katarina; et al.
Environmental Pollution, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 225 : 381-389
Bidleman, Terry F.; Laudon, Hjalmar; Nygren, Olle; et al.
Marine Pollution Bulletin, Elsevier 2016, Vol. 112, (1-2) : 58-64
Bidleman, Terry F.; Agosta, Kathleen; Andersson, Agneta; et al.
Chemosphere, Elsevier 2016, Vol. 159 : 126-131
Bidleman, Terry F.; Nygren, Olle; Tysklind, Mats
Ambio, Springer 2015, Vol. Suppl 3, (44) : 472-483
Bidleman, Terry; Agosta, Kathleen; Andersson, Agneta; et al.
Environmental Science and Technology, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2014, Vol. 48, (11) : 6124-6132
Bidleman, Terry F.; Agosta, Kathleen; Andersson, Agneta; et al.
Journal of ASTM International, ASTM International 2011, Vol. 8, (6) : 10-
Nygren, Olle; Lindahl, Roger
Journal of ASTM International, ASTM International 2011, Vol. 8, (6) : 24-
Nygren, Olle; Lindahl, Roger
Västerbottens Läns Landstings producentoberoende Temadagar
Nygren, Olle
ASTM D22.4 Symposium on Surface and Dermal Sampling. San Antonio, Texas, USA
Nygren, Olle
ASTM D22.4 Symposium on Surface and Dermal Sampling
Nygren, Olle
ASTM D22.4 Symposium on Surface and Dermal Sampling 14-15 October 2010, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Nygren, Olle
Teva Nordic Autumn Meeting, Torekov, Sweden 2009-08-26--27
Nygren, Olle
Temadagar om aerosoler, Fenix Environmental och Scantec Lab, Göteborg 2009-09-21--22
Nygren, Olle
Temadagar om aerosoler, Fenix Environmental och Scantec Lab, Göteborg 2009-09-21--22
Nygren, Olle
Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Oxford University Press 2009, Vol. 53, (5) : 549-
Nygren, Olle; Olofsson, Eva; Johannson, Lennart
Tevadaptor Spring Meeting 2008, May 12-15, Tel-Aviv, Israel : -
Nygren, Olle
International Colloquium Antineoplastic Drug Monitoring 2008 April 30, Hennef, Germany : -
Nygren, Olle
Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Oxford University Press 2008, Vol. 52, (2) : 95-98
Nygren, Olle; Olofsson, Eva; Johansson, Lennart
AIRMON 2008, Geilo, Norway 2008-01-29--31: Sixth International Symposium on Modern Principles of Air Monitoring and Biomonitoring : 45-45
Nygren, Olle; Söderström, Hanna
10th GERPAC conference 2007 October 3-5, Mol, Belgium : -
Nygren, Olle
TemaNord, 2007:581
Schneider, Thomas; Jansson, Anders; Alstrup Jensen, Keld; et al.
Arbetslivsrapport, 2007:19
Åteg, M; Andersson, I-M; Neely, Gregory; et al.
Arbetsmiljöarbete i Sverige 2004: En kunskapssammanställning över strategier, metoder och arbetssätt för arbetsmiljöarbete
Andersson, I-M; Lindahl, Roger; Nygren, Olle; et al.
Hospital Pharmacy Europe, Campden Publishing Limited 2006, Vol. 4, (27) : 66-68
Nygren, Olle
Journal of Environmental Monitoring, RSC Publishing 2006, Vol. 8, (1) : 49-52
Nygren, Olle
Arbetslivsrapport, 2006:25
Åteg, M; Nygren, Olle; Andersson, I-M; et al.
Speciation analysis of platinum group elements and gold
Nygren, Olle
Palladium Emissions in the Environment: Analytic, Environmental Assessment and Health Effects
Nygren, Olle
Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Oxford University Press 2005, Vol. 49, (8) : 711-718
Nygren, Olle; Gustavsson, Bengt; Eriksson, Robert

Research projects