I am working as a postdoc in the UEF Water research community.
UEF water research brings together researchers and research groups from various fields of science. UEF water research aims to conduct research on a high international level and educate experts for water related fields. As a part of this research, I am studying possible adverse health effects of microplastics. I will characterize micro/nanoplastics as well as hazardous chemicals extracted from microplastics in aquatic environment and study the ability of microplastics, plastic-associated chemicals and their bioactive metabolites to cause harmful effects in humans.
I am also working in the BioColour -project, which aims to develop new methods of biocolourant production, characterization and application, which enable the buildup of novel processes leading to a variety of sustainable items. We are performing toxicological studies in vitro to ensure the safety of novel biocolourants.
During years 2014-2019 I worked at the Department of environmental and biological sciences in the research group of radiation and chemical risks. I was studying biological effects of electromagnetic fields, especially genotoxicity and genomic instability.
Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy
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RESEARCH GROUPS - UEF
BioColour - Bio-based Dyes and Pigments for Colour Palette
Microplastics and health
Radiation and Chemicals Research Group (RCR)
Herrala, M; Naarala, J; Juutilainen, J. 2019. Assessment of induced genomic instability in rat primary astrocytes exposed to intermediate frequency magnetic fields Environmental research 173: 112-116. 2019
Herrala, Mikko. 2018. Do electromagnetic fields damage the genome?. Itä-Suomen yliopisto. Publications of the University of Eastern Finland. Dissertations in Forestry and Natural Sciences 325. 2018
Herrala, Mikko; Kumari, Kajal; Koivisto, Hennariikka; Luukkonen, Jukka; Tanila, Heikki; Naarala, Jonne; Juutilainen, Jukka. 2018. Genotoxicity of intermediate frequency magnetic fields in vitro and in vivo ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 167: 759-769. 2018
Herrala, Mikko; Mustafa, Ehab; Naarala, Jonne; Juutilainen, Jukka. 2018. Assessment of genotoxicity and genomic instability in rat primary astrocytes exposed to 872 MHz radiofrequency radiation and chemicals. International journal of radiation biology 94 10: 883-889. 2018
Juutilainen, Jukka; Herrala, Mikko; Luukkonen, Jukka; Naarala, Jonne; Hore, PJ. 2018. Magnetocarcinogenesis: Is there a mechanism for carcinogenic effects of weak magnetic fields? Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences 285 1879: 20180590. 2018
Khan, MW; Roivainen, P; Herrala, M; Tiikkaja, M; Sallmén, M; Hietanen, M; Juutilainen, J. 2018. A pilot study on the reproductive risks of maternal exposure to magnetic fields from electronic article surveillance systems International journal of radiation biology 94 10: 902-908. 2018
Herrala M, Kumari K, Blomme A, Khan MW, Koivisto H, Naarala J, Roivainen P, Tanila H, Viluksela M, Juutilainen J. 2017. Assessment of Health Risks of Intermediate Frequency Magnetic Fields. In: Eskola Hannu, Väisänen Outi, Viik Jari, Hyttinen Jari (ed.) Joint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC), Tampere, Finland, June 2017. Springer. IFMBE Proceedings 65. s. 719-722. 2017
Höytö A, Herrala M, Luukkonen J, Juutilainen J, Naarala J. 2017. Cellular detection of 50 Hz magnetic fields and weak blue light: effects on superoxide levels and genotoxicity. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION BIOLOGY [Epub ahead of print 7 March 2017]: 1-7. 2017
Kumari K, Capstick M, Cassara AM, Herrala M, Koivisto H, Naarala J, Tanila H, Viluksela M, Juutilainen J. 2017. Effects of intermediate frequency magnetic fields on male fertility indicators in mice Environmental research 157: 64-70. 2017