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Lennart Olof Hardell

Lennart Olof Hardell, Swedish cancer epidemiologist. Achievements include distinction of being first to associate exposure to phenoxyacetic acids, chlorophenols, dioxins and PcBs with increased risk for malignant tumors in humans; research in environmental pollutants and cancer risks e.g. PcBs and malignant lymphomas, Polyvinyl chloride and testicular cancer, mobile phones and brain tumors.

Background

  • Hardell, Lennart Olof was born on October 18, 1944 in Hedenäset, Norrbotten, Sweden. Son of Jacob H. and Astrid S. (Planting) Hardell.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Medical Faculty, Uppsala, Sweden, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Medical Faculty, Umeå, Sweden, 1981.

    Career

    • Associate professor University Umeå, Sweden, 1983. Research fellow School of Public Health University California, Berkeley, 1984-1985. Associate professor, consultant Örebro Medical Center, Sweden, 1991—2001, professor oncology, since 2001.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include distinction of being first to associate exposure to phenoxyacetic acids, chlorophenols, dioxins and PcBs with increased risk for malignant tumors in humans. Research in environmental pollutants and cancer risks e.g. PcBs and malignant lymphomas, Polyvinyl chloride and testicular cancer, mobile phones and brain tumors.

    Connections

    • Married Catharina M. Wahlstedt. Children: Jonas, Karin, Joel, Elin, Sara.
    • father: Jacob H. Hardell
    • mother: Astrid S. (Planting) Hardell
    • spouse: Catharina M. Wahlstedt
    • children: Jonas Hardell
    • Karin Hardell
    • Joel Hardell
    • Elin Hardell
    • Sara Hardell
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    Born October 18, 1944
    (age 72)
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    • 1971
      Medical Faculty
    • 1981
      Medical Faculty
    • 1983
      Associate, professor University Ume+N
      Sweden
    • 1984 - 1985
      research fellow, School of Public Health University California
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1991 - 2001
      associate, +urebro Medical Center
      Sweden
    • 1991 - 2001
      consultant, +urebro Medical Center
      Sweden