[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP150100364]
Researchers Prof Jochen Mueller; Dr Phong Thai; Dr Coral Gartner; Dr Jeremy Prichard; Prof Wayne Hall; Dr Foon Yin Lai; Dr Guangming Jiang; Prof Kenneth Kirkbride; A/Prof Raimondo Bruno; Dr Christoph Ort; Prof Adrian Covaci; Mr Stephen Carter; Prof Daniel Lubman; Dr Belinda Lloyd; Dr James Udy; Dr Kieran Connolly
Brief description This project aims to systematically collect and analyse wastewater to assess human exposure to chemicals including drugs, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle chemicals and environmental pollutants. By combining temporal sampling from key sewage treatment plants with comprehensive nationwide sampling over the week of the 2016 census day, the project expects to estimate the per-capita human exposure to chemicals in the Australian population. Accurate and objective per-capita based consumption and release estimates for a wide range of chemicals is intended to provide a baseline against which to measure changes in our chemosphere.
Funding Amount $603,798
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects