Study on the association between PCBs and type 2 diabetes published

February 13, 2019

Michael Dzierlenga and colleagues published their quantitative bias analysis of the association between T2DM and PCB-153 in Env. Int. We have contributed to the estimation of PCB exposure.

JGR publishes our study on mercury emissions in the Monte Amiata district

February 3, 2019

Working with Fabrizio Monaci from the University of Siena, we used a network of passive air samplers around the Abbadia San Salvatore mine to create highly spatially resolved maps of mercury concentrations in the atmosphere. Read the paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Paper from Sivani’s Master’s thesis published in ET&C

January 28, 2019

Sivani’s modelling of the variability in the bioaccumulation factor of persistent contaminants in different lake trout populations has been published in Environ. Toxicol. Chem.

Better late than never: Paper on PCBs and PAHs in Western Canadian mountains published

January 16, 2019

Based on field work conducted 12 years ago, Atmos. Environ.: X just published a study where we explore the variability in the concentration of contaminants on mountain slopes in British Columbia. In particular we are interested in the effect of source proximity, cold trapping, and the forest filter effect.

Considering bioenergetics when modelling bioaccumulation in fish

December 12, 2018

Cristina’s paper introducing a fish bioaccumulation model in which the physiological rates (breathing, growth, dietary ingestion) conform to bioenergetic constraints has been published in ES&T earlier today.

Another dinner in Chinatown

November 29, 2018

The group went out for dinner yesterday, bidding farewell to Abha, who is on her way to start a new job with the federal government in Ottawa.

The latest paper by Li, Jon and collaborators published

November 10, 2018

The paper introducing the RAIDAR-ICE model has just been accepted in Environ. Sci. & Technol.

Abha’s paper on hydrological transit times accepted

November 10, 2018

Hydrological Processes¬†published Abha’s transit time analysis for urban and agricultural watersheds.

Tife, Li and Frank attending the Annual SETAC meeting in Sacramento

November 8, 2018

At the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America, Tife presented her work on benzotriazole UV stabilizers and organophosphate flame retardants in plastic debris. Li gave two talks on his modelling of human exposure.

Melanie and Li presented posters at the ISES-ISEE 2018 Joint Annual Meeting in Ottawa

August 31, 2018

Melanie presented a poster on using passive air samplers for measuring inhalation exposure to gaseous mercury, whereas Li demonstrated how you can incorporate life cycle emission information in chemical screening based on exposure.