Environmental toxins know no boundaries
After use on crops, pesticides have long moved freely between countries, carried by wind and water. This leakage is a major environmental problem. Attempts are being made to solve it by way of international cooperation. Jenny Kreuger is Director of the Center for Chemical Pesticides at SLU, which is part of SLU’s environmental monitoring and assessment. She has been a member of various working groups...
Traces of Chernobyl remain in reindeer
Several of the 51 reindeer herding districts in Sweden still have to adapt management to reduce the caesium content in reindeer. In total, this costs the Swedish society seven million Swedish crowns per year.
Later coastal fishing favours wild salmon
Robust salmon stocks in the Baltic Sea are possible with the right knowledge and fishing methods, as suggested by Professor Hans Lundqvist and Associate Professor Kjell Leonardsson at the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environment at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
Mink warn of chemicals in the environment
SLU researchers have developed a new environmental monitoring system in which methods have been developed to reveal reproductive impairment in wild mink.
Domestic Cat Reveals Hazardous Substances at Home
The domestic cat and its human owner share the same environment to a large extent. The cat can therefore serve as a model for the exposure and uptake of hazardous substances at home, especially applicable to small children.
Mink as a Sentinel Species
Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) have developed an environmental monitoring system using the Swedish wild mink as a sentinel species.
Mixtures of substances disrupt hormone production
Hormone disrupting substances are present in the food we eat, in medicines, in pesticides and in pollutants. They may impair our reproductive capacity, our health, and our early development in the womb. Since we are exposed to a mixture of substances, it is difficult to determine their combined effect.
Fewer species with rising crop yields
While crop yields from European agriculture have doubled, biodiversity has declined. Half of all plant species and one-third of ground beetles and birds have disappeared from the agricultural landscape.