Sources, fate and exposure pathways for emerging persistent organic pollutants in Australia (2007–2010)

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers and perfluorinated chemicals are being considered for inclusion in the global treaty on persistent organic pollutants (POPs). These chemicals have been associated with a range of toxic effects. We have shown elevated levels of these emerging pollutants in Australians, particularly infants. Sources and exposure pathways remain unclear. In this collaboration a team from Uni. of Qld, 3 state EPAs, 3 leading laboratories for POPs and the US CDC aim to identify the specific sources, fate and exposure pathways of these emerging POPs in Australia. The outcomes will result in a risk assessment and provide essential information for effective risk management.'',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
  • Professor
    Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council