Other events in Salisbury

Protecting the public from chemicals and radiation

This event is fully accessible and has step free access. Under 18s allowed
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors 7 pm
Event 7 :30 - 9 :30 pm
The Winchester gate, 113 Rampart Rd,
Salisbury SP1 1JA
Delve into the life of the scientists who work day in, day out to protect the public from a wide range of hazards. Learn about how chemical and radiation incidents require scientists to respond rapidly and flexibly.

The challenges of environmental public health in general

Dr Anne Nisbet (Environmental Assessments Department)
Dr David Rhodes (Environmental Public Health)
Dr Richard Amlot (Emergency Response Department Scientific leader)
While the Novichok incident was a very prominent but highly unusual attack, it’s worth remembering that physical, chemical, environmental and behavioural scientists routinely work day in, day out, to protect the public from a wide range of potential chemical and radiation hazards ranging from air pollution to threats to medical and occupational exposures. Our speakers will illustrate this from their own experience, and describe how chemical or radiation incidents require our scientists to respond flexibly and rapidly.