Environmental Chemistry Lab
Kim's ECL group
Scientific Problems on Highlight
Occurrence, fate, transformation and exposure pathway of
new & re-emerging chemicals
Set up new baseline with diversified research approaches
There are multiple classes of chemicals of emerging/growing concerns like organophosphate flame retardants (TDCIPP, TCIPP, TCEP, TBOEP), high-volume produced used toxic pesticides (universal pesticides, OPPs, glyphosate, neonicotinoids), recycled tire and rubber related compounds (BTHs and BTRs). Some old and well-known chemicals like halogenated PAHs, hydroxylated PBDEs also cannot be neglected considering their prevalence in the multimedia compartment of the global environment. Not redundant but well-designed preliminary studies will be conducted of great focus on these chemicals.
Extensive target monitoring toward suspect and non-target screening
Comprehensive understanding of chemicals and relevant related compounds
Not only fast following the issue but to project future concerns and smart way of approaching to handle new and novel environmental chemicals occurrence and induced impact to receptors, suspect and non-target screening will be inevitable and pursued in the line of novel passive sampling and sensing technologies.
Toxicological effect-directed or environmental condition-driven suspect screening research will be the first step stone to reach the goal.
Suggesting the best representative human specimen for the future global exposome studies
Robust analytical method in line with non-invasive, less cost and easier handling/storing sampling technique for representative human specimen collection will be the first prerequisite for future exposome studies.
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