The topic of Environmental Contaminants is a "Research flagship" at Aarhus University.
A "Research flagship" is an area where internationally recognized research of high quality is conducted. The Department of Environmental Science has three such research flagships.
The release of chemical and biological contaminants to the environment is a key area in environmental research. By focussing on the persistence, transformation, consequences and effect of chemical and biological contaminants it is possible to evaluate the possible risk induced by these contaminants.
Exposure of contaminants has consequences for environment and health, including contamination of resources (water, air, soil, food). It is therefore essential to track exposure sources, transformation routes as well as the exposure-effect couplings.
The research area also includes development of effective ways to reduce emissions of contaminants, both chemical and biological.
The research areas and general aims of the flagship are to: