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MILPAAHEL-Miljøpåvirkning og helse

Oil induced autoimmune disease

We here present evidence that environmental exposure to immunoadjuvants in particular mineral oils, may precipitate autoimmune diseases in susceptible individuals, and that a novel class of genes encoding leukocyte regulatory receptors contribute to this susceptibility. The evidence is based on t...

Awarded: NOK 3.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Oslo

MILPAAHEL-Miljøpåvirkning og helse

Environmental mercury and human health in Arctic Norway

Persistent pollutants in Arctic areas have received much attention. It is well known that these contaminants accumulate in food webs and potentially cause severe physiological damages to top level predators including humans. People in Arctic regions tend to be more exposed to these pollutants due...

Awarded: NOK 3.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Oslo

MILPAAHEL-Miljøpåvirkning og helse

Hearing loss and tinnitus: genetic and environmental effects

Depending on the criteria used 1/3 - 1/6 of the population experience hearing impairment. Tinnitus is defined as the sensation of sound without any outer sound stimulus present. Environmental risk factors such as noise exposure are frequently described fo r both the diseases. A genetic component ...

Awarded: NOK 2.3 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2015

Location: Oslo

MILPAAHEL-Miljøpåvirkning og helse

Health effects related to environmental exposure in an industrial community

Environmental monitoring has shown relatively high levels of heavy metals like cadmium, mercury and lead in residential areas in the industrial town of Odda. The main objective of this project is to provide new knowledge about the association between envi ronmental exposure to chemical factors an...

Awarded: NOK 3.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2013

Location: Vestland

MILPAAHEL-Miljøpåvirkning og helse

Dioxin-like Organohalogen Carcinogenesis

Dioxin-like organohalogens include polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, dibenzofurans and 11 planar bifenyls (PCB). In addition, brominated flame retardants (PCDE) may share many of their characteristics. They are persistent environmental pollutants which acc umulate in food chains. Human exposure oc...

Awarded: NOK 2.5 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2012

Location: Oslo

MILPAAHEL-Miljøpåvirkning og helse

Environmental noise

A consortium with members from the main noise research institutions in Norway has been established in order to develop a unified approach to reach the national environmantal goal: 25 % reduction of the noise annoyance before 2010. The dead line for this g oal can no longer be met, but the partici...

Awarded: NOK 11.7 mill.

Project Period: 2006-2012

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage