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Christel Nielsen

Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Lund University

My research concerns how chemicals in the environment affect our health. These exposures can be unintentional (e.g., contaminated drinking water) or intentional (e.g., tattoos).

When our lifestyle changes, it is important to clarify the consequences for our health. The popularity of tattoos has skyrocketed during the last decades, and studies have shown that there are plausible physiological mechanisms through which the pigments in tattoo ink may act as risk factors for disease. Yes, there is extremely little knowledge about the long-term health effects. I want to change that!


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Lund University