Environmental News

Emerging Contaminants: Should We Be Concerned About Microplastics?

By |2019-04-18T10:48:58+01:00April 18th, 2019|Environmental News|

Plastic has become an essential feature of human life. From the bottles we use to the clothing we wear — plastic is everywhere. Since plastic was first introduced in the 1950s, over eight billion metric tons has been produced. With this rate of production, it is almost inevitable that plastic pollution has also become a

Is It Time To Tackle Diesel Air Pollution?

By |2019-03-08T09:41:58+01:00October 17th, 2018|Environmental News|

After three decades of epidemiologic research, diesel exhaust was classified as a carcinogen in humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2012 based on evidence of its carcinogenicity to the lung. Six years after that announcement was made, we will review the actions that have been made across the world to

Should there be stricter rules for PFAS chemicals?

By |2019-03-08T09:44:31+01:00July 19th, 2018|Environmental News|

Recently in both Australia and America serious pressure has been put on Governments to set stricter regulations for man-made chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to protect public health and the environment. This comes after recent research showed that exposure to PFAS chemicals can lead to adverse human health effects, and AVADA