In the UK alone over 350,000 chemicals enter the environment each year and we still know very little about the impacts of most chemical pollutants on complex natural ecosystems and on human health.

With the Emerging Environmental Hazards and Health theme, we are advancing new ways of identifying, monitoring, modelling and mitigating pollution across air, soil and water and taking a systems perspective of how these threats interact and the link with human health. The focus will be on cross-cutting challenges presented to the environment and health by emerging hazards such as microplastics, pesticides, household chemicals and combustion-related chemicals

Theme Champions

This theme is led by Professor Frank Kelly (School of Public Health) and Professor Guy Woodward (Department of Life Sciences).