Development Of A Novel Air Pollution Monitoring Strategy - Combining Passive Sampling With Toxicity (2005–2008)

Abstract:
Present approaches for monitoring risk of air pollutants are limited to grab sample analysis for specific pollutants using concentrations based on independent toxicological and/or epidemiological assessment of compounds. This approach does not allow for evaluation of mixtures or that a given compound may exert different toxic endpoints and is based on short sampling periods. This research aims to develop and evaluate a novel approach combining extraction of pollutants using time-integrated passive samplers and toxicological evaluation using rapid in-vitro and in-vivo assays. The outcomes provide inexpensive tools for sensitive assessment of pollutant effects and baseline data to derive intervention guidelines based on mixture toxicity
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council