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Showcase: Tracing toxic contaminants in our home environment

  • Venture Cafe Sydney 58 Waterloo Road Macquarie Park (map)
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Join us as Professor Mark P. Taylor of Macquarie University’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and his team demonstrate their latest research around toxic contaminants in the home environment.

Key points of discussion include:

  • Legacy contaminants are pervasive in older, industrial areas of our cities.

  • Home renovations and access to contaminated soil are major causes of exposure.

  • Toxic contaminants pose a human health risk, with young children most vulnerable.

  • Knowledge of our home environments can provide a gateway to accessible solutions.

  • Our ‘mapmyenvironment.com’ tool makes trace metal exposure data available to all.

For more information, view the video highlighting the research.