The Environmental Research Group (ERG), part of the School of Public Health, is a leading provider of air quality information and research in the UK.
The ERG is led by Professor Frank Kelly, and consists of a number of research teams:
- Aerosol Science
- Air Pollution Epidemiology
- Environmental Toxicology
- Exposure Science
- Emerging Chemical Contaminants
- Air Pollution Modelling
Our Professional, Technical and Operational services team help provide support to our research groups across the ERG.
The ERG combines air pollution science, toxicology and epidemiology to determine the impacts of air pollution on health and the causal factors. We work closely with those responsible for air quality management to support policies and actions to minimise air pollution health effects.
The co-ordination of air quality monitoring sites on a regional scale has many benefits, including consistent Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures, a single regional data source, knowledge and equipment sharing.
Following establishment of the first regional monitoring network, the London Air Quality Network, the Environmental Research Group continues to specialise in this area.