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From cars to cardiac: Our planet

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2024
13 May Doors 6.30pm
Event 7.00-9.00pm
BrewDog Bradford, 11 Great Horton Rd,
Bradford BD7 1AJ
At this thought-provoking event, we will delve into the scientific strategies for reducing carbon emissions and the effects of pollution on human well-being. Courtney Riley will kick off the session by shedding light on the detrimental effects of air pollution on the cardiovascular system. We will then explore the fate of the billions of car tyres discarded annually and how innovative technologies could change this. 

Come along to engage with experts, learn about cutting-edge research, and contribute to a dialogue that could shape future environmental policies and technologies.

Dr Rob Innes

Dr Rob Innes (PDRA)
When you go to the garage to purchase new tyres you might spend anything from £40-700 per corner. Tyre products are worth thousands of pounds per tonne. However, the old tyre that you’re replacing is worth less than nothing. The garage has to pay for removal of end-of-use tyres. Typically, only the tread is damaged, and this makes up less than half of the tyre. So why isn’t the rest of your tyre worth something? Rubber is difficult to recycle, and new tyres don’t contain any recycled rubber. Fortunately, new recycling technologies could change what happens to these wasted tyres.

Courtney Riley

Courtney Riley (Researcher in Cardiac Physiology)
My research focuses on physiological processes which are affected by air pollutants. I am currently investigating the actions of pollutant gases in cardiac function to better understand the detrimental actions of chronic exposure to pollutant gases. Through a multidisciplinary collaboration we aim to share how pollutant gases affect human health and the importance of reducing emissions in our cities.
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