Exposure mapping - combining wastewater analysis with human biomonitoring (2018–2022)
This project aims to use wastewater samples collected from >100 catchments (65% of Australian population) during the 2016 Census to spatially resolve human exposure to chemicals. These data will then form the basis for focused human biomonitoring using pooled surplus pathology samples. The integration of wastewater and biomonitoring data will allow the creation of a national hazard specific exposure map that can be compared with geospatial data on disease risk and socioeconomic indicators (via ABS information). The benefits are associated both with the development of this new approach and the capability to identify and manage exposure risks to public health.