Torben Sigsgaard

Torben Sigsgaard

Studies of Environmental Exposures in a Human Exposure Chamber

December 17, 2015

Speaker: Torben Sigsgaard, MD. Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Public Health, Sect. f Environment, Occupation & Health, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Professor Torben Sigsgaard is head of the Danish Centre for Indoor air and Health in Dwellings with more than 40 researchers working actively with indoor air and health. His research interest covers the outdoor, indoor and occupational environment. The methods span epidemiology, exposure estimations and human toxicology. The group hosts one of the best human exposure facilities in the world, and indoor air research has been performed here for more than 50 years. Dr. Sigsgaard’s primary research interests include the human environmental interaction underlying the pathogenesis in allergy, asthma, and inflammatory respiratory disease. For many years Hygiene hypothesis proposes that, since the advent of increased hygiene in urban civilizations.  This in combinations with new anthropogenic exposures is coinciding with an epidemic of inflammatory diseases. In this talk Dr. Sigsgaard will show how controlled human exposure studies can be used to study the effect of environmental stressors on humans at low concentrations encountered in the indoor and outdoor environment of the modern society.

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