Mats Rinnemo wins a free NIVA course

NIVA attended the AMM2016 (Arbets- och miljömedicinskt vårmöte – Occupational and Environmental Health meeting) in Örebro, Sweden. Among all delegates who registered for the NIVA newsletter a winner of a free course was drawn. Mats currently works as a physician at the Occupational Health Service at Gruvöns bruk, which is paper mill owned by BillerudKorsnäs AB, … Continued

Welcome to our new team member Linda Vänskä

Linda Vänskä has joined the NIVA Education team as Project and Communications Manager as of 4th of April 2016. A short presentation of Linda below: Linda graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2010 with a master’s degree in Political Science. Growing up in a bilingual family she speaks both Swedish and Finnish as her … Continued

Adaptation to cold climate – benefit or burden?

Blog post by Hannu Rintamäki I believe that exposing ourselves – to a reasonable extent – to conditions that benefit the capabilities written in our genes could be good for us, writes Hannu Rintamäki, a research professor at FIOH. All humans react to the cold in a same way: to minimize heat loss we first … Continued