The European Centre for Environment & Human Health

The Centre is celebrating a Decade of Discovery as we mark our Tenth Anniversary. We conduct world-class research into the complex links between the environment and human health. Part of the University of Exeter Medical School and supported by funding from the European Union, we’re analysing the risks and benefits the environment poses to health, and ensuring our findings have relevance to the UK’s business community.

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A New Generation of Anti-Microbial Resistance Research

Described as “A Silent Tsunami”, anti-microbial resistance is one of the biggest threats to human health in our life time. It’s predicted that currently 700,000 people die due to AMR…

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Smartline

Smartline is a multi-partner research project looking at how technology can be used to help us live healthier and happier lives.

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“Stark warning”: Combating ecosystem collapse from the tropics to the Antarctic

Eminent scientists warn that key ecosystems around Australia and Antarctica are collapsing, and propose a three-step framework to combat irreversible global damage. Their report, authored by 38 Australian, UK and…

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Virtual reality nature environments offer an opportunity for people with memory loss

BlueHealth researchers from the European Centre for Environment and Human Health have published the results of their study looking at the acceptability of virtual reality (VR) natural environments among people…

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Combining public health and environmental science to develop pollen forecasting

New research, which brings healthcare data together with ground-breaking ecological techniques, could set a roadmap for refining pollen forecasts in the future. Current pollen forecasts, crucial for people with allergic…

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Rapid testing developed to combat antibiotic resistance build-up in waterways

Researchers have developed a swift new method that could help reduce the problem of antibiotic resistance increasing via wastewater systems Around 70 per cent of the antibiotics we take as…

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