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Atmospheric pollution & human health in a Chinese megacity

15 Mar 2016

The Atmospheric Pollution and Human Health in a Chinese Megacity programme is supporting five four-year research projects that started in January 2016 to research air pollution in Beijing.

The programme is composed of four themes and theme 3, ‘exposure science and impacts on health’, aligns with MRC priorities in exploring the impact of our environment on health and wellbeing.

Two funded projects were selected under theme 3:

The programme is a collaboration between MRC, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) With £5.5m UK funding, in part supported by the Newton Fund.

More details can be found on the NERC website.

Image credit: NERC


  • Categories: Research
  • Health categories: Cardiovascular, Respiratory
  • Strategic objectives: Natural protection, International partnerships and shaping the agenda, Global health, Aim: Going global
  • Locations: London, Other
  • Type: News article