Environmental Contaminants

Environmental Contaminants

Pollution is a major threat to our health and in 2015 it was an attributable cause of 16% of all global deaths. Environmental pollution sources are vast and include emissions from energy production, urban and agricultural runoff, fine particulates from industrial activity, vehicle transport and the resuspension of contamination of dusts and soils. Our researchers conduct high quality research to assess and evaluate the impact of contaminants on land, air and water systems to better inform the public, industry and government about what interventions are required and why.

Alignment with Macquarie University Strategic Research Framework (2015-2024)
  • Secure Planet: Living in a changing environment
  • Innovative technologies: Science and engineering technologies for the 21st Century

Alignment with Australian Government Science and Research Priorities
  • Soil and water
  • Resources
  • Health

Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Responsible consumption and production
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