Environmental epidemiology and toxicology in mid and later life

The Epidemiology and Public Health Group worked with colleagues at the University of Exeter, University of Plymouth, and University of Iowa to investigate links between common environmental exposures and health outcomes. In particular, the group has focused on examining the effects of chemicals such as phenols, phenyls, and metals on human health.

Members of the group have conducted research into the effects of Bisphenol A concentrations on health in adults and in children, and the effects of metals such as cobalt and tungsten on health in older adults. The group worked both with established datasets such as the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Study (NHANES) and with data from its own studies.

Medical School-based members of the group who worked in this area included:

  • Michael Depledge
  • William Henley
  • Iain Lang
  • David Melzer
  • Alan Scarlett

Scientific papers

Lang IA, Galloway TS, Scarlett A, Henley WE, Depledge M, Wallace RB, Melzer D. Association of urinary bisphenol A concentration with medical disorders and laboratory abnormalities in adults. JAMA. 2008 Sep 17;300(11):1303-10.
PMID: 18799442