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Örebro University, MTM Research Center

The Orebro University MTM Research Center is one of three European Union Reference Laboratories supporting United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) efforts to build capacity among the network of worldwide independent and government laboratories supporting the provisions of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants which legally binds parties to the Convention to track 22 POPs in the environment and reduce or eliminate their release. Presently 178 of the 191 United Nations member countries have signed the Convention. Analytical methods developed by the MTM Research Center and others are now used by more than 200 laboratories to monitor levels of POPs in marine wildlife, food, water, and human blood, breast milk, and tissue as part of a global monitoring program administered by the UN. Swedish scientists have been on the forefront of research into POPs ever since a Swedish chemist became the first to identify PCBs in eagles as early as 1964. While at Umea University, Professor van Bavel was a member of a research group that became one of the first to discover the presence of brominated flame retardants in whales and, later, in humans. Flame retardants are commonly used in clothing and upholstery. *


Period Start 2012-12-03 existent
  Group Örebro University (Örebro Universitet)
Products Industry environmental analysis
  Industry 2 mass spectrometry (MS)
Person Person Van Bavel, Bert (Örbebro Univ 201212 Professor School of Science + Technology + MTM Research Center)
Region Region Örebro
  Country Sweden
  City 70182 Örebro
    Address record changed: 2021-10-26
Basic data Employees F: 1,001 to 5,000 (2012-12-03)
    * Document for »About Section«: 
Record changed: 2024-02-12


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