Mattias Oberg

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BACKGROUND Exposure to second-hand smoke is common in many countries but the magnitude of the problem worldwide is poorly described. We aimed to estimate the worldwide exposure to second-hand smoke and its burden of disease in children and adult non-smokers in 2004. METHODS The burden of disease from second-hand smoke was estimated as deaths and(More)
This study was done to generate kinetic data on individual congeners of chlorinated biphenyls in the low dose range, which could be of value in the risk assessment procedure. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were given a single oral dose of a mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls (CBs) containing either CBs 105, 118, 138, 153, 156, 157, 170, and 180 (A-mix) or CBs(More)
The presence of high affinity ligands for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) in cell culture medium has generally been overlooked. Such compounds may confound mechanistic studies of the important AhR regulatory network. Numerous reports have described that light exposed cell culture medium induces AhR-dependent activity. In this study, we aimed at(More)
BACKGROUND The US Environmental Protection Agency voluntary phased-out residential use of chlorpyrifos in 2001. In contrast, in Costa Rica, chlorpyrifos-treated bags are increasingly used to protect banana and plantain fruits from insects and to fulfill product standards, even in populated areas. OBJECTIVES To evaluate children's exposure to chlorpyrifos(More)
The dietary intake of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and biphenyls (PCBs) in terms of toxic equivalents (TEQs) was investigated in Swedish children and young adults. Exposure was estimated from concentration data of six groups of individual food commodities (meat, fish, dairy products, egg, edible fats and other foodstuff)(More)
OBJECTIVE International comparability of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure levels is difficult. This study assesses whether estimating children's exposure from information on adult smoking and exposure to ETS makes international comparisons more reliable. METHODS The exposure among children was estimated using three different combinations(More)
Changes in total bone mineral density determined by the bone-ash method were recently demonstrated in rats, exposed to Herring oil from the contaminated southern part of the Baltic Sea. In the present study more detailed analysis of bone structure and biomechanics was performed and obtained results were evaluated in the context of dietary factors, such as(More)
Baltic herring (Clupea harengus) oil was extracted and fractionated. To examine the contribution to toxicity and biological effects of different halogenated organic pollutants, the herring oil and the fractions were mixed into pelleted food and given to Sprague-Dawley female rats at three levels, corresponding to a human intake of 1.6, 8.2 and 34.4 kg fish(More)