Environmental contaminants and pesticides

Last changed: 08 January 2024

Environmental contaminants such as PCB, flame retardants, PFAS, heavy metals and residues of pesticides can have negative effects on both human health and ecosystems.

At the department, research is conducted concerning the dispersion and effects of environmental contaminants, as well as methods for treatment and remediation, and analysing techniques.

Examples of research projects

Several of the projects below are performed by the POPs group which research is focused on organic pollutants and contaminants of emerging concern. More projects are listed on their page.



Organic pollutants


Pharmaceuticals and antibiotic resistance genes

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Collaborative centres

SLU Knowledge bank

For more articles in SLU Knowledge bank about environmental contaminants and pesticides see the Swedish version of this page.