Welcome to Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Photo: Bertil Forsberg.

Presentation Occupational and Environmental Medicine

The Occupational and Environmental Medicine unit is the amalgamation of the Institute of Occupational Medicine and the Institute of Environmental Medicine. The integration of the institutes was a natural decision because many of the risk factors, such as vehicle exhaust gases, dust and metals, arise in both the occupational and general environment.

Research in occupational medicine is driven in close collaboration with Arbets- och beteendemedicinskt centrum, the Centre for Work and Behavioural Medicine at Umeå University Hospital. We also have close collaboration within the northern region of Sweden with, amongst others, the Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Sundsvall Hospital and Mid Sweden University in Sundsvall.

We work nationally and internationally with occupational and environmental institutes both through collaborative projects and as partners in larger projects, such as those financed by the EU. The results of our comprehensive contact network and collaborations is demonstrated by our list of publications.

In addition to our research and teaching we help Swedish and international bodies in the development of summary documents, impact assessments and limit values etc.

Page Editor: Bertil Forsberg

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Contact Information

Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Umeå University
901 87 Umeå 

Visiting Address
Norrlands University hospital, building 6B and 6H

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Contacts at Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Head of division
Bertil Forsberg

Gunveig Österman

Kristina Lindblom

Director of studies ALOHA
Helene Johansson (EPIGH)

Lennart Jonsson