Environment and Human Health
What was the Environment and Human Health programme?
The Environment & Human Health Programme identified a number of areas of interest around environmental pollutants and organisms with the potential to harm human health. These issues spanned many scientific disciplines. The programme aimed to build multi- and inter-disciplinary research capacity to tackle problems that we face not only in the UK but also globally. A number of different activities were identified to build capacity.
What did Environment and Human Health achieve?
The programme aimed to help improve the health of people, both in the UK and globally, by:
- developing a community of researchers who can undertake multi- and inter-disciplinary work to help understand the links between the environment and human health,
- improving our ability to identify and predict emerging issues of potential concern,
- improving the evidence available to support risk assessments and regulation-setting by government departments, agencies, and other stakeholders.
Who will benefit?
- Government Departments and Agencies who were involved, including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Environment Agency, the Department of Health and the Health Protection Agency
- Researchers including the nanotoxicology/nanotechnology and climate change communities as well as systems biologists and social scientists.
PROGRAMME FACTS AND FIGURES
Total investment: £5,304,044
Start and end dates: 2007 to 2010
Contact: Caroline Culshaw firstname.lastname@example.org