Innovative techniques used to tackle environmental health issues

9 Nov 2017

The Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) brings together experts who dedicate their careers to quantifying and combatting potential threats to the environment and human health.

From screening drinking water for chemicals that might threaten water security to investigating the impact human-made chemicals have on coastal airport environments, QAEHS researchers are tackling environmental health issues to create a healthier nation.

Launched in April 2017, the centre has made headlines with several projects of public interest including the chemicals found in the Great Barrier Reef turtles and producing three of the nine National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program reports, released by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

QAEHS Centre director Professor Kevin Thomas said to address the complex environmental health challenges facing society it is necessary researchers and policymakers work together to develop partnerships and collaborations across different sectors.


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