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Berlinger Balázs


Balázs Berlinger

PhD (in chemistry)
Department of Animal Hygiene, Herd Health and Mobile Clinic
Position: research associate professor
+36 1 478 1100
Building J 2nd floor 213


After obtaining his high school diploma in 1998, Balázs Berlinger continued his studies at the Faculty of Science (TTK) at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) and obtained an MSc in chemistry in 2003. In 2003, he began his doctoral studies at the ELTE TTK Doctoral School of Chemistry. He defended his PhD in 2010, when he had already been working at the National Institute of Occupational Health in Oslo for 3 years, where he arrived in 2007 with a half-year scholarship awarded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Until now, he has been primarily active in the field of occupational health and environmental health, regarding the determination of the physical and chemical properties of workplace and environmental aerosols, and the biological monitoring of inorganic compounds. He has extensive experience in the determination of elements in various biological samples: whole blood, serum, urine, animal and human tissues. He worked as an active participant in more than 20 research projects, several times as principal investigator. He has 20 years of experience in the development, optimization and validation of instrumental analytical methods.

Main research areas:

  • Examination of the physical and chemical properties of workplace and ambient air
  • Biological monitoring of inorganic compounds appearing in workplace and ambient air
  • Examination of the effects of air pollution on the cardiovascular system
  • Development of atomic spectroscopy methods (single cell ICP-MS)

Publications (Top 10):


1. B. Berlinger, N. Benker, S. Weinbruch, B. L’Vov, M. Ebert, W. Koch, D. G. Ellingsen and Y. Thomassen, ‘Physicochemical Characterisation of Different Welding Aerosols’, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 399 (2011), 1773-80.
2. B. Berlinger, D. G. Ellingsen, M. Naray, G. Zaray and Y. Thomassen, ‘A Study of the Bio-Accessibility of Welding Fumes’, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 10 (2008), 1448-53.
3. B. Berlinger, M. Naray, I. Sajo and G. Zaray, ‘Critical Evaluation of Sequential Leaching Procedures for the Determination of Ni and Mn Species in Welding Fumes’, Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 53 (2009), 333-40.
4. D. G. Ellingsen, E. Zibarev, Z. Kusraeva, B. Berlinger, M. Chashchin, R. Bast-Pettersen, V. Chashchin and Y. Thomassen, ‘The Bioavailability of Manganese in Welders in Relation to Its Solubility in Welding Fumes’, Environmental Science-Processes & Impacts, 15 (2013), 357-65.
5. J. Scancar, B. Berlinger, Y. Thomassen and R. Milacic, ‘Simultaneous speciation analysis of chromate, molybdate, tungstate and vanadate in welding fume alkaline extracts by HPLC-ICP-MS’, Talanta, 142 (2015), 164-9.
6. B. Berlinger, S. Weinbruch, D. G. Ellingsen, E. Zibarev, V. Chashchin, M. Chashchin and Y. Thomassen, ´On the bio-accessibility of 14 elements in welding fumes´, Environmental Science-Processes & Impacts, 21 (2019), 497-505.
7. B. Berlinger, U. Skogen, C. Meijer and Y. Thomassen, ´Workplace exposure to particulate matter, bio-accessible and non-soluble metal compounds during hot work processes´, Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene, 16 (2019), 378-386.
8. B. Berlinger, D. G. Ellingsen, N. Romanova, G. Friisk, H. L. Daae, S. Weinbruch, N. P. Skaugset and Y. Thomassen, ´Elemental carbon and nitrogen dioxide as markers of exposure to diesel exhaust in selected Norwegian industries´, Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 63 (2018), 349-358.
9. T. K. Ervik, N. Benker, S. Weinbruch, A. Skogstad, Y. Thomassen, D. G. Ellingsen, B. Berlinger, ‘Size Distribution and Single Particle Characterization of Airborne Particulate Matter collected in a Silicon Carbide Plant ‘, Environmental Science-Processes & Impacts, 21 (2019) 564-574.
10. S. E. Hammer, T. E. Ervik, D. G. Ellingsen, Y. Thomassen, S. Weinbruch, N. Benker, B. Berlinger, ´Particle characterisation and bioaccessibility of manganese in particulate matter in silico- and ferromanganese smelters´, Environmental Science-Processes & Impacts, 23 (2021), 1488-1499.