In the developed world, people spend up to 90% of their time indoors. Exposure to indoor air pollutants is clearly linked to respiratory diseases such as asthma,allergies, and cardiovascular disease. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has prioritised air quality as an area of further research. CHE researchers working in this area are looking at indoor air composition, sources of pollution and the process of infiltration of air pollution of outdoor origin into buildings.

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Research interests include assessment (through measurement and modeling) of human exposure to environmental and occupational airborne contaminants; including radioactive particles from nuclear accidents, tobacco smoke particles, vehicular emissions.

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Research interests include measurement of environmental and occupational hazards. Currently working with the Pharmaceutical industry on the development of chemical control and containment designs.