News and communication on environmental contaminants

On this page you can find all our news, events, films and reports connected to our research area environmental contaminants.

  • Policy Brief: The cosmetics clean-up 2017-05-05 Hygiene products are a small but important point source for microplastics to the environment. In a Policy Brief, Baltic Eye has summarized a number of recommendations on how to limit the release of microplastics from hygiene products.
  • Policy Brief: Advanced wastewater treatment 2017-03-22 New times call for new measures. Advanced wastewater treatment can be part of meeting the challenges of society’s ongoing chemical intensification. New water treatment techniques have the potential to significantly reduce emissions of both known and unknown substances to the aquatic environment and reduce the risk of marine pollution.
  • Many unknown chemicals in the Baltic Sea 2016-05-25 New chemicals are often not recognized in analyses of fish in the Baltic Sea, shows a study from Stockholm University. The reason is that one chooses to search for chemicals that are already known, and much of those who are already regulated by law.
  • BEAM Brochure Fall 2014 University Baltic Sea research in short 2015-11-24 What are the effects of brominated substances on marine wildlife? How does regulation to decrease eutrophication look in Baltic Sea countries? Why can trawling lead to toxic pollution? These are some of the issues that scientists in a large research program at Stockholm University work with.
  • Take a stand for the Baltic Sea 2015-06-04 On the fourth of June, the two Swedish adventurers Oskar Kihlborg and Sören Kjellkvist, have scheduled to start a two weeks long paddle adventure on the Baltic Sea. By collecting microplastics while paddling they want to raise awareness about problems connected to microplastics, especially the unnecessary plastic pollution by personal care products.
  • Great media interest in Baltic Eyes new data on microplastic 2015-04-21 The Baltic Eye-researcher Katja Broegs new data on the amount of the microplastics from personal care products annually released into the Baltic Sea, received considerable media attention when they were presented.
  • Tärna fångar fisk A new modeling tool simulates environmental toxins in the Baltic Sea 2014-09-16 Pollution by organic contaminants and other hazardous chemical substances is one of the major stressors in the Baltic Sea. Now researchers at Stockholm University have developed a new modeling tool that can predict future distribution of organic chemicals in the Baltic Sea.


Scientific leader at the Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre