Environmental Hazards & Pollution

This theme focuses on understanding the distribution and fate, concentration and behaviour of pollutants, as well as understanding and mitigating the hazards and risks posed by pollutants to human health and wildlife.

Understanding environmental pollution is essential for human and ecosystem. Both short and long-term non-biological pollutants will be the focus of this pathway including greenhouse gases causing climate change and pharmaceuticals in the aquatic and terrestrial environments.

The DTP contains world renowned experts in: particulate air pollution, aerosol chemistry and cloud formation, greenhouse gases, acid rain, surface and ground water pollution, marine pollution, soil pollution, contaminated sites and waste disposal, heavy metal and toxicity and transport, pesticides and pharmaceutical contamination, endocrine disruptors and mixtures toxicology.

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