Occupational medicine is the scientific area that studies the relationship between work and health; studies the causes of disorders, diagnoses, treats and prevents these disorders. The area is wide, including health effects from chemical factors, from physical factors like noise as well as multifactorial conditions like musculoskeletal disorders.
Environmental medicine is the scientific area that studies the relationship between environmental factors and health. Our definition includes the environmental factors you are exposed to involuntarily from our joint environment, such as components in air and water.
The research group of Occupational and Environmental Medicine work on a wide area of topics in their research. We cooperate with enterprises, governmental organizations, employee and employers organizations and research councils on projects.