Our research strategy
Human health is affected by several factors to which we are exposed on daily basis. One of the most important factors of concern are chemicals, pollutants and their mixtures which enter our body via oral, dermal or inhalation route and are subject to physiologicaly based pharmacokinetic processes that may affect their absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion.
The fate of these substances in the human body, reactions at the site/mode of action, can cause risks to human health. Therefore, it is important to measure external exposure, but also to focus on internal exposure. Our group is dedicated to identify chemicals that can potentially enter the human body, modeling and predicting their pathways in the human body, subsequently assessing real health risks and also to analyze potential relationship between exposure and health outcomes in individual (cohort studies) and population levels. Our goal is to assess and refine human exposure in order to better characterize the risks.