CNS Symposium 2015 – Singapore perspective on Urban Air Quality and Public Health

In the modern urban society human life and activities are greatly influenced by the quality of air we breathe. The negative impact of air pollution on human and environmental health has far reaching consequences on the international relationships, business, urban activities and travel. Understanding different dimensions of the problem for strategizing risk mitigation measures warrants integration of expertise from environmental monitoring, toxicology, public health, and social sciences. It is with this intention that Centre for Sustainable Nanotechnology, Nanyang Polytechnic  is hosting a symposium titled “Singapore Perspective on Urban Air Quality and Public Health”. This symposium brought together experts to discuss current understanding and new developments in this field. The topics ranged from environmental monitoring, particle collection and characterisation, disease conditions related to poor air quality and innovations for mitigating exposure and risk; with the overall aim to understand aspects of air pollution relevant to Singapore environment and identify affordable solutions to mitigate the health risk.