Report commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency, March 2017
In 2013, the EPA commissioned Golder Associates to undertake a study into how human health impacts are dealt with throughout the European Union (EU) by environmental regulators with an emphasis on the role of health impact assessment (HIA) at the planning / environment interface.
Authors: Caitriona Carlin, Martin Cormican and Mike Gormally, December 2016
This project reviewed (1) evidence of wellbeing and health benefits from biodiversity, (2) views of health benefits from nature held by people who make decisions regarding green space and (3) practices to engage the public with the natural environment as a sustainable health strategy, to inform policymakers and practitioners of the health benefits from the natural environment and to recommend implementation strategies in Ireland
Author: David Hevey, April 2016
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It has no taste, colour or smell. It is formed in the ground by the radioactive decay of uranium which is present in all rocks and soils. The World Health Organisation has categorised radon as a carcinogen, in the same group as asbestos and tobacco smoke.
Authors: Dearbháile Morris, Suvi Harris, Carol Morris,Enda Commins and Martin Cormican, January 2016
Antibiotic resistance is a major public health problem. In Ireland, and most of Europe, hospital effluent is released into the urban wastewater system without any specific measurement of antibiotic levels or antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and without any pre-treatment.
This research aimed to clarify some aspects of the nature and consequences of the interaction between engineered nanoparticles and the environment.
The Personal Activity–Location Model (PALM) project investigated methods for modelling an individual’s personal exposure to air pollution taking into account variations in their activity and location.
This report aims to collate the knowledge base by documenting what is currently known and understood about pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment and their potential impacts on aquatic biota and ultimately humans.
The overall aim of this project was to combine chemical and biological analyses in an integrated assessment of the extent and the effects of pharmaceutical pollution in the Irish aquatic environment, with the ultimate aim of developing a simple bioassay for the fast, reliable identification and toxicological assessment of pharmaceuticals in environmental samples.
The aim of this project was to develop a tool box, Microbial Source Tracking (MST), to enable water quality managers to identify the biological and geographical sources of faecal pollution of water bodies.
The aim of this study was to investigate the monthly prevalence of Cryptosporidium in farm animals during March–June over two years in two catchments – the Liffey and Lough Gill – in the east and west of Ireland.
This 2-year research and development project focused on validating a rapid and convenient method for screening large volumes of water for the presence of VTEC.
With the advent of industrial utilisation of ENMs, it is now of the utmost importance that exposure risk scenarios in relation to increasing and unnatural NPs, where their function and interaction with their environment is unpredictable, are monitored, assessed and, if required, that regulatory guidelines are implemented early in their application.
The prevalence and persistence of Cryptosporidium – particularly with respect to drinking water supplies – is one of the key environment and health issues for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The objective of the Indoor Air Pollution and Health (IAPAH) research project was to quantify the levels of Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) in Irish and Scottish homes where open combustion takes place, and provide an estimate of the potential health burden due to exposure to combustion derived air pollution in the home. IAP concentrations were measured in 100 homes in Ireland and Scotland.
Mathilde Pascal, Pat Goodman, Luke Clancy and Joel Schwartz, January 2013
STRIVE Report 102
Martin Cormican, Enda Cummins, Dearbhaile Morris, Diarmuid O’Donovan, Martina Prendergast & Vincent O’Flaherty, January 2012
STRIVE Report 89
Summary of Findings - STRIVE Report 71, July 2011
Summary of Findings - STRIVE Report 71
Report for the STRIVE-funded project: 2006-EH-MS-49, July 2011
STRIVE Report 71 - Ian P. O’Connor
Authors: Ian P. O’Connor, David A. Healy, Arnaud Allanic, Stig Hellebust, Jennifer M. Bell, Siobhan Cashman and John R. Sodeau. Lead Organisation: University College Cork , July 2011
Summary of Findings - STRIVE Report 85
Report for the STRIVE-funded project: 2008-EH-DS-I-S3, June 2011
STRIVE Report 85 - I.P. O’Connor, D.A. Healy, A. Allanic, S.Hellebust,J.M. Bell,S.Cashman, J.Sodeau