Many factors govern human well-being, however access to safe food and clean water are critical  determinants of health.  These basic rights are increasingly impaired by the transboundary transport of contaminants like mercury that can result in some fish being unsafe to consume by people who rely on them, even in remote parts of the world.

In addition to posing its own direct impacts on human well-being, climate change amplifies the uncertainties that surround contaminant behaviour in the environment. In northern latitudes, the melting of permafrost and changes in aquatic ecosystem ecology and bio-geochemistry further complicate an already challenging problem. These are the areas of research that our team focusses on.

Environmental Determinants of Health