Led by: Professor Gordon McFiggans, The University of Manchester
The aim of this project is to develop a new platform to evaluate current and future pollutants in our environment. It’s a collaboration that will build national capability and enable fundamental understanding of toxicological mechanisms causing adverse health outcomes from exposure to various air pollutants.
Using a chamber that can accurately simulate different types of air pollution exposure, the new platform will identify how toxic different types of air pollutants are, including:
- diesel exhaust fumes
- cooking emissions.
The project will particularly focus on how common pollutants impact on neurological disease and cognitive function.