Organizers are Stockholm University and Swedish Museum of Natural History. The workshop involves more than 30 researchers and experts, mostly from China.

– The research will provide a basis for decision makers in China and Sweden to propose and implement measures that can affect human health, primarily due to reduced exposure to toxicants in drinking water and food, says Professor Åke Bergman, of the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry.

Åke Bergman is Chief Scientist for the research program CHEMSTRRES,  Swedish-Chinese Chemical Pollution Stress and Risks research Program in the Yangtze River Delta Region and Head of the Swedish center for toxicological sciences (Swetox) – a newly formed national center for research and education in toxicology and allied sciences.