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
  • woodsmoke
  • cooking emissions.

The project will particularly focus on how common pollutants impact on neurological disease and cognitive function.