Reducing air pollution

Air pollution affects most people and kills seven million annually. The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute is investigating how airborne particulates and gases affect organs, drive carcinogenesis, and sustain pathogens. These findings are informing air quality policies.

Focal areas include:

  • Cellular and systemic basis of the health effects of air pollution and other toxins
  • Novel roles of pollutant gases in modulating infection and immunity
  • Informing policies and strategies to reduce air pollution levels and exposures