Our charitable purpose

We are a registered Scottish Charity (No.SC000365) originally established in 1969.

Our work aims to improve the understanding of the factors affecting human health in the workplace and in the wider environment and promotes practices which lead to improvements in the health of workers and the wider population.

We have four main charitable aims:
  1. To carry out research into occupational and environmental health.
  2. To publish and communicate the findings of our research.
  3. To lead the advancement of education in these fields.
  4. To provide independent advice and guidance on occupational and environmental health matters.

 

We have expertise in a wide variety of diseases and illnesses where occupational or environmental factors may be implicated. These include cancer, respiratory disease, dermatitis, neurological conditions, musculoskeletal disorders and workplace stress.      

In 2017-2018, our scientists authored or co-authored 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers, two book chapters, one technical memorandum and four other published reports.

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EVENTS
20 April
2021
10th International Conference on Nanotoxicology

NanoTox 2021

  • 20 April 2021

NanoTox 2021 is taking place from 20th – 22nd April 2021 in Edinburgh, UK and is a conference aimed at personnel from research and academic institutions as well as from industry, governmental agencies, and other relevant organisations interested in:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Hazard and risk assessment of nanomaterials and advanced materials, and their governance
  • Alternative methods for nanomaterial hazard testing, release and exposure.
  • safe(r) by design (SbD) of nanomaterials and advanced materials.
Event info
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