OPEN Research Support

Clinical epidemiologist, DVM, PhD
Kim Oren Gradel
Center for Clinical Epidemiology, Odense University Hospital

Projekt styring
Projekt status    Open
Data indsamlingsdatoer
Start 16.01.2023  
Slut 29.12.2023  

The Grindsted inquiry

Short summary

The purpose is to give people living now or earlier in the contaminated area the possibility to express their concerns about health issues and to evaluate whether any symptoms can be connected with exposure to the contamination. All adult citizens in Grindsted are invited to answer a questionnaire on any health-related impact deriving from the contamination in the area. Citizens who experience discomfort are invited to an examination with a medical specialist.


A contamination emanating from the former production of medicine at the Grindstedværket, has been discovered in and around Grindsted town. The contamination contains a variety of compounds, which could have health conse-quences for people now living or have been living in the area earlier.

Description of the cohort

All residents in Grindsted town and a 5 km zone around Grindsted town as well as former residents in Grindsted.

Data and biological material

Questionnaire-based data supplemented with data from examinations with a medical specialist.

Collaborating researchers and departments

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Grindsted Hospital, University Hospital of Southern Denmark