Leisa Maree Leontjew Toms


Affiliation: Queensland University of Technology
Country: Australia


  1. Toms L, Sjodin A, Hobson P, Harden F, Aylward L, Mueller J. Temporal trends in serum polybrominated diphenyl ether concentrations in the Australian population, 2002-2013. Environ Int. 2018;121:357-364 pubmed publisher
  2. Toms L, Mazaheri M, Brommer S, Clifford S, Drage D, Mueller J, et al. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in dust from primary schools in South East Queensland, Australia. Environ Res. 2015;142:135-40 pubmed publisher
  3. Toms L, Thompson J, Rotander A, Hobson P, Calafat A, Kato K, et al. Decline in perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoate serum concentrations in an Australian population from 2002 to 2011. Environ Int. 2014;71:74-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Further biomonitoring will allow assessment of PFAS exposures to confirm trends in exposure as primary and eventually secondary sources are depleted. ..
  4. Tuyet Hanh T, Minh N, Vu Anh L, Dunne M, Toms L, Tenkate T, et al. Environmental health risk assessment of dioxin in foods at the two most severe dioxin hot spots in Vietnam. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2015;218:471-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Consumption of local "high-risk" foods increases dioxin daily intakes far above the WHO recommended TDI (1-4 pg TEQ/kg bw/day). Practicing appropriate preventive measures is necessary to significantly reduce exposure and health risk. ..
  5. Heffernan A, Baduel C, Toms L, Calafat A, Ye X, Hobson P, et al. Use of pooled samples to assess human exposure to parabens, benzophenone-3 and triclosan in Queensland, Australia. Environ Int. 2015;85:77-83 pubmed publisher
    ..This study provides the first data on exposure of the general Australian population to a range of common personal care product chemical ingredients, which appears to be prevalent and warrants further investigation. ..
  6. Toms L, Hearn L, Mueller J, Harden F. Assessing infant exposure to persistent organic pollutants via dietary intake in Australia. Food Chem Toxicol. 2016;87:166-71 pubmed publisher
    ..Results from this study indicate exposure for infants via dietary (in contrast to dust and breast milk) intake in Australia contribute only a minor component to total exposure. ..
  7. Gomez Ramos M, Heffernan A, Toms L, Calafat A, Ye X, Hobson P, et al. Concentrations of phthalates and DINCH metabolites in pooled urine from Queensland, Australia. Environ Int. 2016;88:179-186 pubmed publisher
    ..Ongoing biomonitoring among the general Australian population may help assess temporal trends in exposure and assess the effectiveness of actions aimed at reducing exposures. ..
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    Mouly T, Toms L. Breast cancer and persistent organic pollutants (excluding DDT): a systematic literature review. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2016;23:22385-22407 pubmed
    ..Development of better exposure assessment methods addressing these gaps is required for future research. ..
  9. Eriksson U, Mueller J, Toms L, Hobson P, Karrman A. Temporal trends of PFSAs, PFCAs and selected precursors in Australian serum from 2002 to 2013. Environ Pollut. 2017;220:168-177 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results emphasize the importance of including emerging classes of PFASs in biomonitoring studies. ..

More Information


  1. Toms L, Allmyr M, Mueller J, Adolfsson Erici M, McLachlan M, Murby J, et al. Triclosan in individual human milk samples from Australia. Chemosphere. 2011;85:1682-6 pubmed publisher
  2. Thomas A, Toms L, Harden F, Hobson P, White N, Mengersen K, et al. Concentrations of organochlorine pesticides in pooled human serum by age and gender. Environ Res. 2017;154:10-18 pubmed publisher
    ..The results indicate that OCP concentrations have decreased over time as is to be expected following the phase out of these chemicals in Australia. ..