The Forum on Thursday 21st of November 2019 (13:00)
Garnet Room, New Engineering building (NEB)
Strategic Assessment of Gaps in the Understanding and Management of Particulates in the Resource Sector
(The University of Queensland)
While there already exists a substantial body of knowledge on particulate matter and its impacts upon human health, it is also clear that there are major gaps in our understanding. After the ‘resurgence’ of coal workers pneumoconiosis (CWP) in Queensland, Australia, much work has been done to improve exposure monitoring and health surveillance in coal miners. As a result of this it has been recognized that it is not adequate to talk about particulate matter in general terms as both size and chemical content can affect the potential adverse consequences of excessive exposure. A broader look is required into inspirable dusts, respirable dusts, fine particles and ultrafine particles and the growing awareness of the contribution of silica to respiratory disease.
Please join us for some good coffee or tea (come early) and great conversations.