Terje Svingen

Terje Svingen

Head of Research Group, Associate Professor

NATIONAL FOOD INSTITUTE
National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

Research Group for Molecular and Reproductive Toxicology

Technical University of Denmark

Kemitorvet

Building 202, room 3214

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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2020
Photo: Colourbox.com
09 SEP

More chemicals can be assessed for endocrine disrupting effects

A European guidance document aimed at identifying endocrine disrupting pesticides can—with some modifications—be used to assess other chemicals’ endocrine disrupting effects, according to scientists from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, and Copenhagen University Hospital.

Health and diseases
2019
Testikel fra voksen rotte. DTU Fødevareinstituttet
15 OCT

The unborn child must be better protected from chemical cocktails

Even small doses of a chemical substance can be harmful when it occurs in combination with other substances. Knowledge about the cocktail effect is pivotal when legislators set the allowable limits for substances that are permitted in industrial products. Research and advice from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Health and diseases
2018
Image: Colourbox.dk
06 DEC

New knowledge to protect against endocrine disrupting chemicals

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark are partners in two new EU projects on hormone disrupting substances that aim to protect women's reproductive health and children's brain development.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
Photo: DTU Fødevareinstituttet. Vævsprøve fra bugspytkirtel / Tissue sample from pancreas
02 JUL

Mixture of pesticides causes lower birth weight in rats

Pregnant rats that are given a mixture of pesticides at doses that individually are not harmful, risk having offspring with lower birth weight, studies from DTU show.

Food safety Health and diseases
2015
Copyright: DTU Fødevareinstituttet
17 SEP

Research leads to better predictions of cocktail effects

In order to protect people from chemicals’ harmful effects it is not sufficient to carry out risk assessments one by one of the chemicals people are exposed to every day. Research from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, shows that if many chemicals with similar effects are present at the same time even at...

Food safety Mathematical modelling