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ΧΡΙΣΤΙΝΑ ΧΑΛΙΛΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ – Head of social policy & Human rights ambassador

Christina Chalilopoulou has studied Law, as well as European Studies and Ethics. For the last twenty years she has worked as a legal and social advisor regarding the shaping of social policy for vulnerable social groups or those who are threatened with exclusion. She has represented Greece, in European forums regarding the safeguarding of human rights and their equal integration in all aspects of economic, cultural and social level.

Since 2004, she has served as a consultant for former Prime Ministers / Ministers for the formulation and or shaping of social policy, social structures and services, promoting the equitable assertion of human rights.

Among other, she has worked in the field of education, writing educational materials and books, for the literacy of Roma people, especially women and young people. Still today, she is active, fighting for human rights and for those who are threatened with exclusion.

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Dr. Anand Hiremath – Advisor

Dr. Anand Hiremath, a civil engineer who holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering in addition to a PhD on the “Development of integrated risk assessment framework for best practices in ship recycling”, is presently based in Bhavnagar, India where he works closely with selected yards to ensure compliance of the guidelines established by the Hong Kong Convention (HKC) for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships while simultaneously collaborating with SRIA, GMB, Ministry of Shipping, and other local organizations and government institutions.

He is also responsible for the continued development and implementation of GMS’s Responsible Ship Recycling Programme (GRSRP) is now qualified to guide and even assist vessel and yard owners alike, with the creation of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM), a very critical step of the recycling process that ensures the identification of hazardous materials onboard a vessel.

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering

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Olle Selinus – Advisor

Brief CV for Olle Selinus, focusing mainly on medical geology


1969-1971 Stora Kopparbergs Bergslags AB,: Mining geologist at the Tomtebo mine

1971-1974 Stora Kopparbergs Bergslags AB: Consultant

1971-2010 Geological Survey of Sweden, Geochemist, State geologist

1978-1994 Deputy Director of the Geochemical department at SGU

1993-2010 Research secretary, Geol Survey of Sweden

1998-2003 Director of the Geochemical department at SGU

2011- Linneaus University, Kalmar, Sweden

1996 – The IUGS commission COGEOENVIRONMENT establishes a working group on Medical Geology. Chair Olle Selinus

1997 – The working group met at the 4th International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry. The term “Medical Geology” was adopted.

1998 – Workshop with working group in Uppsala, Sweden. Discussions on preparing a textbook on Medical Geology.Organiser Olle Selinus

2000 – A combined meeting and workshop held in Uppsala was attended by 50 people, and included a two-day seminar: “The Geochemical Environment and Human Health”, resulting in a proceedings volume.Organiser Olle Selinus

The International Geological Correlations Programme established a new programme: IGCP 454 Medical Geology, jointly sponsored by UNESCO and IUGS. It was chaired by Olle Selinus. The aim was to bring together scientists working on Medical Geology issues from the developed and the developing world, focusing on capacity building, training and exchange of information, research and laboratory experiences.

2001 – A large proposal was supported by the International Council of Science (ICSU) who granted $50,000 in support of short courses in Medical Geology to be held in 2002-2003. Project leader Olle Selinus

2002 – The COGEOENVIRONMENT working group on Medical Geology was given Special Project status to operate directly under IUGS. Chair Olle Selinus

International meetings on Medical Geology were held in Chile, Russia, Netherlands, USA and Japan, also covering neighbouring countries and regions. Medical Geology was marketed in different media and ideas of the book on Medical Geology were developed.

2004 Medical Geology was part of the ICSU initiative ”Science for Health and Well being” in Paris at the French Academy of Medicine. Representative Olle Selinus

2005 – The 1st Hemispheric Conference on Medical Geology was organized in Puerto Rico.

The book ‘Essentials of Medical Geology’ was published by Elsevier. Chief Editor Olle Selinus

2006 – The International Medical Geology Association, IMGA, was established. Chair Olle Selinus

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Anders Lindvall – Advisor

Anders Lindvall was born in the city of Sundsvall, Sweden, in 1942. After graduation from high school in 1960 he served in the Swedish Air Force for 1½ years. In 1962 – 1967 he completed his Master of Science in Engineering at the Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden. During this time he also ran a project at the Dept. of Neurophysiology at Lund University Hospital, Sweden. In 1967 he entered a medical education program at the University of Lund. A two years stay at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) was incorporated in the program. At UCLA he studied biomathematics (Prof. Carol Newton) and telemetry transmission, recording and analyses techniques of EEG.s at the Space Biology Laboratory (Prof. John Hanley, Brain Research Institute). After his MD-degree in 1976 he served his internship followed by a staff position at the Dept. of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital in Uppsala, Sweden. He then investigated the role of a Herpes virus (Epstein-Barr) in the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME). He was head of the Dept. of Clinical Metal Biology at the University Hospital 1989-2000. He then, in cooperation with prof. Ulf Lindh, investigated the cellular uptake and distribution of metals in chronic diseases, especially in CFS/ME. During 1992-2005 he was part of a research team at the Center for Metal Biology (Prof. Ulf Lindh) in Uppsala to evaluate selected methods of detoxification from heavy metal overload. Since 1994 he has been part owner and CEO of MediMetal AB (MM). The company has been active in international projects in the field of Ship Recycling, under the leadership of Dr George Kinigalakis (part owner of MM, as are Ulf Lindh and Olle Selinus). From 2005 Dr Lindvall has been engaged as medical consultant on a continuous basis to providers of medical care in Stockholm County and, from 2017, also in Uppsala. He resides in Uppsala, has a wife and two grown-up children.

Published articles

  1. Johnsson A, Lindvall A. Effects of low-intensity ultrasound on viscous properties of Helodea cells. Die Naturwissenschaften 1969; 01-40.
  2. Grandien M, Lindvall A, Bohlin A-B. RS-virusinfektioner – drabbar yngst och äldst. Läkartidningen 1984; 11: 1021-3.
  3. Lindvall A, Sjölin J, Cullhed I, Friman G. Rheumatisk feber – en sällsynthet. Läkartidningen 1987; 51: 4343-5.
  4. Linde A, Kallin B, Dillner J, Andersson J, Jägdahl L, Lindvall A, Wahren B. Evaluation of Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays with two synthetic peptides of Epstein-Barr virus för diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis. Journal of Infectious Diseases 1990; 161: 903-9.
  5. Linde A,Andersson B, Svensson SB, Ahrne H, Carlsson M, Forsberg P, Hugo H, Karstorp A, Lenkei R, Lindvall A, Loftenius A, Säil C, Andersson J. Serum Levels of Lymphokines and Soluble Cellular Receptors in Primary Epstein-Barr Virus Infection and in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The Journal of Infectious Diseases 1992; 165: 994–1000.
  6. Stejskal V, Cederbrant K, Lindvall A, Forsbeck MELISA – an in vitro tool for the study of metal allergy. Toxicology in Vitro 1994; 8: 991-1000.
  7. Stejskal V, Cederbrant K, Lindvall A, Forsbeck M. Mercury specific lymphocytes: an indication of mercury allergy in man. J Clin Immunol 1996; 16: 31-40.
  8. Lindh U, Danersund A, Lindvall A. Selenium protection against toxicity from cadmium and mercury studied at the cellular level. Cellular and Molecular Biology 1996: 42: 39-48.
  9. Lindh U, Frisk P, Nystrom J, Danersund A, Hudecek R, Lindvall A, Thunell S. Nuclear microscopy in biomedical analysis with special emphasis on clinical metal biology. Nucl Instr and Meth 1997; B130: 406-18.
  • Danersund A, Hudecek R, Lindvall A, Stejskal V, Lindh U. Experiences from the Department of Clinical Metal Biology at Uppsala University Hospital, 1990-97. Amalgam and Health – New perspective on risks. Ed. Novakova V. The Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research, Stockholm 1999; 1: 67-77.
  • Hudecek R, Danersund A, Kinigalakis G, Lindvall A. Experiences of medical odontological treatment: Removal of incompatible dental materials (RID) in patients with intolerance of Dental material. Amalgam and Health – New perspective on risks. Ed Novakova V. The Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research, Stockholm 1999; 1: 78-84.
  • Stejskal V, Danersund A, Lindvall A, Hudecek R, Nordman V, Yacob B, Meyer W, Bieger W, Lindh U. Metal-specific memory lymphocytes: Biomarkers of sensitivity in man. Neuro endocrinol Lett 1999; 20: 289-98.
  • Lindh U, Carlmark B, Gronquist SO, Lindvall A. Metal Exposure from Amalgam Alters the Distribution of Trace Elements in Blood Cells and Plasma. Clin Chem Lab Med 2001; 39(2): 134-42.
  • Lindh U, Hudecek R, Danersund A, Eriksson S, Lindvall A. Removal of dental amalgam and other metal alloys supported by antioxidant therapy alleviates symptoms and improves quality of life in patients with amalgam-associated ill health. Neuro endocrinol Lett 2002; 23: 459-82.
  • Yaqob A, Danersund A, Stejskal V, Lindvall A, Ulf Lindh. Metal-specific lymphocyte reactivity is downregulated after dental metal replacement. Neuro endocrinol Lett 2006.
  • Hylander L, Lindvall A, Gahnberg L. High mercury emissions from dental clinics despite amalgam separators. Science of the Total Environment July 2006.
  • Hylander L, Lindvall A, Uhrberg R, Gahnberg L, Lindh U. Mercury recovery in situ of four different dental amalgam separators. Science of The Total Environment aug 2006.
  • Frisk P, Lindvall A, Hudecek R, Lindh U. Decrease of Trace Elements in Erythrocytes and Plasma after Removal of Dental Amalgam and Other Metal Alloys. Biological Trace Element Research Jan 2007.


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