Complex chemical compounds could pose risk to human health
Together with scientists in the UK and Europe, Volker Arlt, Senior Lecturer in Environmental & Genetic Toxicology at King’s College London, and a member of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health, will investigate the reactions of manufactured or engineered nanoparticles with other common environmental pollutants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their impact on human and environmental health.
The three-and-a-half-year study, entitled 'Elucidating the potential interactions of manufactured nanoparticles with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: an integrated toxicogenomics approach', is funded with more than £750,000 from the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC). It will be led by Awadhesh Jha, Professor of Ecotoxicology at Plymouth University. Scientists from Plymouth will work alongside colleagues from the University of Nottingham, King’s College London and the University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria in Italy.
More about the project can be found in the NERC's The Planet Earth Blog